Vice President, Drug Discovery

Dr. Alice Yam is an experienced leader with 20 years of experience in research and biologics drug discovery. As Vice President of Drug Discovery at Sutro Biopharma, she has a proven track record of successfully building preclinical portfolios, contributing to the identification and optimization of several clinical assets. In particular, she was responsible for the discovery program for M1231, a novel MUC1-EGFR bispecific ADC developed in partnership with EMD Serono. Her work has focused in several areas including antibody discovery, protein engineering, and preclinical development.

Prior to Sutro, Alice worked in biomarker development at Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics where she focused on aggregation-mediated diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Subsequently, she joined Sutro in 2012 to work on drug development where she took on responsibilities in both functional and program leadership. Alice earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and her B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley.