WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Syndax," the "Company" or "we") (Nasdaq: SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors to nine members with the appointment of Martin H. Huber, M.D., effective today. Dr. Huber has over 20 years of academic, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical drug development experience, currently serving as the President of R&D and Chief Medical Officer of Xilio Therapeutics, Inc.
"It is my pleasure to welcome industry veteran, Dr. Marty Huber, to the Syndax team," said Dennis Podlesak, Chair of the Board at Syndax. "A deeply experienced leader with a breadth of drug development expertise spanning preclinical stage through commercialization, his contributions and guidance will be invaluable as Syndax continues its effort to advance its innovative pipeline of cancer therapies to help patients in need."
"I am thrilled to join the experienced and dedicated Board at Syndax, and look forward to helping the team realize a future in which people with cancer live longer and better than ever before," said Dr. Huber. "I strongly believe in the potential of Syndax's promising pipeline to address a broad range of currently underserved patients living with cancer."
Prior to joining Xilio in April 2020, Dr. Huber served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at TESARO, Inc. from September 2015 until its January 2019 acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline plc, and once acquired, as Senior Vice President, Clinical, until April 2020. Prior to TESARO, Dr. Huber served as Vice President, Oncology Clinical Research at Merck Research Laboratories from 2012 to 2015. Prior to Merck, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough, Hoffmann-La Roche and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, where he led teams in the areas of oncology clinical development, drug safety and pharmacovigilance. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Huber currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Huber earned his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.
About Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies. The Company's pipeline includes SNDX-5613, a highly selective inhibitor of the Menin–MLL binding interaction, axatilimab, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) receptor, and entinostat, a class I HDAC inhibitor. For more information, please visit www.syndax.com or follow the Company on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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