James Cullem

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James Cullem, Chief Business Officer

James G. Cullem has been the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of our predecessor, Allarity Therapeutics A/S since October 2019, and our Senior Vice President, Corporate Development since our inception in April 2021. Mr. Cullem is an experienced biotechnology executive and previously served as the Vice President, Corporate Development of our predecessor from August 2014 to September 2019. He brings 20+ years of diverse experience in life sciences organizational management, business development & licensing, intellectual property & technology transfer/commercialization, partnership creation/management, and strategic planning as a member of executive teams. During his tenure, Mr. Cullem has been responsible for the identification and acquisition of most of our lead clinical oncology assets, including big pharma therapeutics dovitinib (from Novartis) and stenoparib (from Eisai). He leads the company’s business development discussions as well as clinical program out-licensing and partnership negotiations, both in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Cullem has experience in designing and negotiating a broad span of life science deals, has founded and led several early-stage biotech companies, and is a catalyst for businesses taking the next step in the fields of precision medicine and predictive/companion diagnostics, novel drug targets, proteomics and genomics, and clinical-stage cancer therapeutic development. He holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from The University of California at Davis, a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, specializing in patent & I.P. law, and is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.