Mike has over 35 years of experience as a scientist and executive in the biopharma industry and is a Senior Advisor on the Frazier Life Sciences team. He has co-founded multiple companies, including Mavupharma (acquired by AbbVie), Calistoga Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Gilead Sciences), and Stromedix (acquired by Biogen Idec). Mike served as President of Calistoga, which was the first company to demonstrate the clinical benefit of an isoform selective PI3K (idelalisib) inhibitor in hematologic malignancies. Previously, Mike was one of the founding scientists at ICOS Corporation, where he served as VP and Scientific Director. Mike’s responsibilities at ICOS included discovery, preclinical research, medicinal chemistry, and process chemistry groups including those that helped generate and support the worldwide registration and launch of Cialis. Earlier, Mike developed expertise in the fields of immunology/inflammation and oncology while on the faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Mike has also been a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Keystone Symposia, Caprion, and the University of Texas Department of Chemistry. Mike received his PhD from the University of Alberta Department of Immunology.