David Stover, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Site Head Agensys

Stover is currently Senior Vice President and Site Head of Agensys (a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas) and responsible for research, manufacturing, and development of biotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer. He has more than 20 years of experience in both small molecule and antibody drug discovery, predominantly in the field of oncology. Prior to joining Agensys in 2009, Stover was the Director of Oncology Biotherapeutics at Novartis from 2003 – 2009. Before joining Novartis, he served as the Vice President of Drug Discovery at MDS Proteomics from 2000 – 2003. From 1997 – 2000, Stover was the Director of Biochemistry at Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to serving at Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Stover was a scientist and oncology project leader at Ciba-Geigy/Novartis from 1993 – 1997. Stover earned his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Washington and his bachelor’s degree in zoology from Duke University.