Andrea Fan

Andrea Fan, PhD

VP, Biology

Dr. Andrea Fan joined Kezar upon its founding in 2015 and currently serves as our Vice President, Biology and Head of Translational Research. She is an accomplished R&D leader, who brings over 20 years of experience in both small molecules and biologics drug development in immunology and oncology. Her career spans across discovery, pre-clinical, translational research, and clinical development. Most recently, she served as Head of Biology at Fluxion Bio, where she oversaw its oncology translational research programs. Previously, she led the biology/pharmacology group at Maxygen/Perseid Therapeutics and brought multiple next-generation protein therapeutics into autoimmunity and inflammation clinical trials in alliance with Astellas Pharma leading to corporate acquisition. Prior to that, she held senior research positions at diaDexus (a SB/Incyte joint venture) in novel genomic-based cancer target discovery and antibody drug development, and at GSK/Affymax in peptide mimetic and combinatorial chemistry drug discovery. She started her biopharmaceutical career at ChemoCentryx, an immunology therapeutics company founded by her post-doc advisor from DNAX Research Institute/Schering-Plough. She has made significant contributions to the discovery and early development of multiple now-approved products: PLAC®, OMONTYS® (Peginesatide), Nplate® (Romiplostim) and TAVNEOS® (Avacopan). Dr. Fan received her Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research.