Roger Luo, PhD

Dr. Luo serves as CDO, Head of Clinical and Preclinical Development of Overland Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Overland, Dr. Luo worked for several biotechnology companies in China serving in various executive leadership positions with primary responsibilities including overseeing the global clinical development of target therapy and immunotherapy assets as well as overall portfolio management. In addition, Dr. Luo previously held multiple clinical development roles of increasing responsibility at major pharmaceutical companies including The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson as well as at Daiichi Sankyo Pharma Development and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Luo brings to Overland over 20 years of industry experience in translational research and clinical development for innovative oncology, immunology and hematology therapeutics. he led and supported multiple NDA programs for novel oncology drugs, most notably Abivertinib, an EGFR inhibitor for lung cancer, Erdafitinib, a FGFR inhibitor for urothelial cancer, and Dasatinib, a BCR-ABL inhibitor for leukemia. Additionally, he engaged in the development of multiple biologic drugs including Cetuximab, Tigatuzumab, anti-VISTA antibody, anti-PD-1/Tim3 dual body, CD137 agonist and anti-CTLA4 antibody.

Dr. Luo completed his postdoctoral fellowship training at Cancer Institute of New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology/cancer pharmacology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.S. in biochemistry from Bowling Green State University, and his B.S. in chemistry from Peking University.