Joseph M. Patti, Ph.D.
Dr. Patti has served as a member of the board of directors of Armata Pharmaceuticals since 2019. Dr. Patti currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Agilvax, Inc., a private company that discovers and develops immunotherapies to combat cancer and targeted vaccines against infectious diseases, and as President of JP Biotech Advisors, Inc., which provides strategic growth and drug development advice to emerging biotechnology companies. Dr. Patti joined Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. in November 2012 and served as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy until October 1, 2014, when he was appointed as that company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a director. He served in those roles until 2018, when Aviragen merged with Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: VXRT) in a transaction that valued the company at a premium to its market capitalization. Prior to joining Aviragen, Dr. Patti co-founded Inhibitex, Inc. in 1998 and served as its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development from 2007 until it was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in February 2012. He also served as its Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research and Development from 2005 to 2007 and as Vice President, Preclinical Development prior to that. Before co-founding Inhibitex, Dr. Patti was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M’s Institute of Biosciences and Technology and also served on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Patti received a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S.P.H. from the University of Miami, School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Patti was a director of SciStem Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Patti was a director of Inhibitex from 1998 to 2005.