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Meet the Team

Experienced Pharmaceutical Development Management

Kalos has assembled an experienced group of pharmaceutical executives in the discovery and development of anti-cancer and ophthalmic cell therapeutics with experience at leading pharmaceutical companies, such as Pfizer, Upjohn IDEC and Agouron.

George Colberg

George Colberg CEO, Co-founder, and Director

  • Serial CEO co-founder of Primary, Care Inc., Guaranty Equity and Capital, Inc.
  • Vice President of The Financial Group, developed syndications and investments
  • Wholesaler for Financial Group Syndications, raised over $100 million dollars
James Merritt

James Merritt, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer

  • President and Chief Medical Officer, Adventrx Pharmaceuticals
  • Founding CEO, Imagine Pharmaceuticals
  • Chief Medical Officer, Introgen Therapeutics
  • V.P. Medical Affairs, Viagene, Inc.
  • Senior Director of Clinical Sciences, IDEC Pharmaceuticals

Michael Kozlowski

Michael Kozlowski, OD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer

  • Drug discovery and development, Pfizer
  • Lead Optimization, BMS
  • C-Level Position, Geron
  • C-Level Position, Telik
  • Over 40 peer-reviewed publications and more than a dozen issued US Patents

Michael Kozlowski

Jamie Jones, Chief Business Officer

  • VP of US Business at Alnylam
  • Commercial leader at Novo Nordisk and Gilead Sciences
  • 27-year life science veteran with experience in diabetes, infectious disease, neurologic disorders and rare disease

The Kalos Scientific Advisory Board possesses C-level expertise in operational aspects of preclinical research, translational research and clinical development leading to approved drugs. Leadership has also raised multiple rounds of capital in the public and private markets and participated in strategic partnerships and company acquisitions.

Daniel Von Hoff

Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, FACP- Chief Scientific Officer, US Oncology

Director, Arizona Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Former President, American Association for Cancer Research , Member of the Board of Scientific Advisors, National Cancer Institute Dream Team Leader, Stand up To Cancer

Mark Garnick

Marc B. Garnick, MD

EVP and Chief Medical Officer, Praecis Pharmaceuticals (acquired by GSK) Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Former Vice President of Clinical Development, Genetics Institute MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Patrice Rioux

Patrice P. Rioux, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Medical Director Biogen Europe Former VP of Medical Research, Repligen

The Kalos Board of Directors

George Colberg

George Colberg - Chairman of the Board

  • Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Kalos Therapeutics
  • Serial CEO, co-founder of Primary, Care Inc. and Guaranty Equity and Capital, Inc. VP of The Financial Group, developed syndications and investments.
  • Wholesaler for Financial Group Syndications, raised over $100 million dollars.
Neal Nordstrom

Neal Nordstrom - Board Member

  • President and CEO of Veridiam
  • GM of Carpenter’s Special Products Corp. and led Carpenter's Parmatech unit after its acquisition. Holds a BS from MIT and an MBA with a finance emphasis from SDSU. He served as a nuclear power and surface warfare trained officer in the US Navy.


John Evey - Board Observer

  • John provides strategic assistance to the leadership teams
  • One of four managers of an entity that facilitates relationships between U.S. companies in the life science and energy sectors with Asian partners Served for four years as Vice President for Development at the J. Craig Venter Institute (“JCVI”), for which pioneering genomic research and responsible for generating collaborative partnerships and financial resources from sources except for federal research agencies