Cheryl Keech, M.D., Ph.D, Chief Medical Officer and Executive VP of Clinical Research. Dr. Keech brings more than 25 years of experience as a clinician, research scientist, and medical director for both Pharma and contract research organizations with extensive experience in infectious disease vaccines. She is a board certified and licensed internal medicine physician, with a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition to spending her early career as a practicing internist with a clinical appointment at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Keech has held senior medical director positions at Eli Lilly and GSK (Biologics) and was the Global Clinical/Regulatory Director for Access and Delivery at the NGO PATH. In her most recent prior position as Executive Medical Director at PPD, she led clinical strategy to support vaccine candidate advancement for multiple manufacturers as well as provided leadership to the vaccine operational hub. Dr. Keech received her medical degree from the Indiana School of Medicine and her PhD from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.