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Jasper Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Stephen J. Galli, M.D. to Scientific Advisory Board

May 10, 2023
Pioneering Researcher in the Investigation of the Biology and Pathology of Mast Cells to Enhance Scientific Advisory Board’s Expertise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: JSPR) (Jasper), a biotechnology company focused on development of briquilimab, a novel antibody therapy targeting c-Kit (CD117) to address diseases such as chronic spontaneous urticaria, lower to intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) as well as novel stem cell transplant conditioning regimes, today announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen J. Galli, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and the Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor at Stanford Medicine, to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Galli to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Ron Martell, CEO of Jasper Therapeutics. “Dr. Galli is an internationally recognized researcher who has made pioneering contributions to the field of immunology. His extensive knowledge and research on mast cells and their crucial role in both maintaining health and contributing to various diseases will be invaluable to our research and development efforts. This appointment enhances the already deep expertise resident in our Scientific Advisory Board, and we look forward to his guidance as we advance our development program for briquilimab in chronic spontaneous urticaria and other mast cell diseases.”

Dr. Galli is Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology and the Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D. Professor at Stanford Medicine. He currently is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection. He previously was Chair of the Department of Pathology at Stanford and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. He leads the Galli Laboratory at Stanford Medicine, a lab focused on developing and employing innovative approaches to understanding the development and function of mast cells and basophils. Dr. Galli and his team conduct research in food allergy, asthma, atopic dermatitis and other disorders, with the goal of elucidating the role of these cells in human health and disease.

Dr. Galli earned his BA in biology from Harvard College, a BMS from Dartmouth Medical School and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency in Anatomic Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After postdoctoral training with Harold F. Dvorak at MGH, Dr. Galli joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School as Assistant Professor of Pathology, becoming full professor of pathology. Before joining Stanford, he served as director of the Division of Experimental Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was member of the Harvard Medical School Committee on Immunology.

About Jasper

Jasper is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing briquilimab, a monoclonal antibody targeting c-Kit (CD117) as a therapeutic for chronic mast and stem cell diseases such as chronic spontaneous urticaria and lower to intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and as a conditioning agent for stem cell transplants for rare diseases such as sickle cell disease (SCD), Fanconi anemia (FA) and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). To date, briquilimab has a demonstrated efficacy and safety profile in over 130 dosed subjects and healthy volunteers, with clinical outcomes as a conditioning agent in SCID, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), MDS, FA, and SCD. In addition, briquilimab is being advanced as a transformational non-genotoxic conditioning agent for gene therapy. For more information, please visit us at

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John Mullaly (investors)
LifeSci Advisors

Jeet Mahal (investors)
Jasper Therapeutics

Lauren Barbiero (media)
Real Chemistry

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