Portrait of Peter Hirth, member of the board of IO Biotech

Peter Hirth, Ph.D.


Dr. Hirth has served as Chairman of our board of directors since September 2016. Dr. Hirth founded Plexxikon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until May 2013. Dr. Hirth currently serves on the board of directors of Aligos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, and Vaxcyte, Inc., a biotechnology company, as well as the boards of several private life sciences companies. Dr. Hirth received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Heidelberg University, Germany, and completed his post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Diego.