Cue Biopharma Announces Appointment of Patricia Nasshorn as Chief Business Officer

Cue Biopharma Announces Appointment of Patricia Nasshorn as Chief Business Officer

December 15, 2021

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cue Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engineering a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate targeted T cells directly within the patient’s body, announced today the appointment of Patricia Nasshorn, as Chief Business Officer, effective December 15th, 2021.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Nasshorn to the executive management team at this juncture of our corporate development,” said Daniel Passeri, chief executive officer of Cue Biopharma. “With the emerging data from our ongoing CUE-101 clinical trial, demonstrating the significant potential of our interleukin 2 (IL-2) based CUE-100 series to be an important therapeutic advancement in immuno-oncology, Pat’s depth of experience and history of success in business development, licensing and corporate-deal making, both in large pharma and small life science companies, will be instrumental in driving the Company’s next stage of growth.”

Ms. Nasshorn stated, “I am excited to join the Cue Biopharma team and leverage my business development expertise and industry network to advance the Company’s potentially transformative technology and pipeline. Cue Biopharma’s approach which mimics the natural immune response to activate disease-specific immune cells, is demonstrating positive patient benefit in the ongoing clinical trials, suggesting that the CUE-100 series is a potential breakthrough immuno-oncology platform. I look forward to contributing to the Company’s strategic alliance and partnering initiatives.”

Ms. Nasshorn brings many years of business development, leadership and marketing experience in the healthcare industry to Cue Biopharma. Most recently, Ms. Nasshorn served as a business development consultant for several pharmaceutical companies, including Cue Biopharma, where she sought and built strategic partnerships for diverse programs. Previously, Ms. Nasshorn served as the business development executive in residence at venture capital firm, Care Capital, LLC. for 10 years, where she spearheaded partnerships for dozens of life science companies. Ms. Nasshorn’s first 20 years of her career included multiple executive, business development and marketing positions at leading healthcare companies, including Merck and Company Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ms. Nasshorn received her MBA from Temple University.

About Cue Biopharma
Cue Biopharma, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, is engineering a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate targeted T cells directly within the patient’s body to transform the treatment of cancer, infectious disease and autoimmune disease. The company’s proprietary Immuno-STAT™ (Selective Targeting and Alteration of T cells) platform, is designed to harness the body’s intrinsic immune system without the need for ex vivo manipulation.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the company is led by an experienced management team and independent Board of Directors with deep expertise in immunology and immuno-oncology as well as the design and clinical development of protein biologics.

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Cue Biopharma, Inc.

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