Your Body. Your Hope. Your Cure.

Umoja is developing a new approach to cancer therapy that retools a patient’s immune system in vivo, enhancing the body’s natural capacity to fight cancer.

We envision a world where all patients with cancer have access to the most advanced immunotherapies and are free from the burdens of traditional cancer therapies.

Umoja hopes to transform the future of cancer treatment by combining a deep understanding of immune physiology and genetic engineering with the most advanced, integrated cellular immunotherapy platform for cancer treatment currently under development. 

Our treatment approach retools a patient’s immune system in vivo to direct potent anti-cancer immune cells to a patient’s tumor, augmenting the body’s natural mechanisms for fighting cancer.

Personalized therapy without complex and costly manufacturing 
 No lengthy treatment timelines 
A treatment that is accessible to patients everywhere 

Who We Are

Umoja is driven by a bold and unified vision to transform cancer treatment and improve quality of life. We are a diverse group of drug development experts, scientists and researchers that are skilled, passionate, persistent, and relentlessly committed to finding a way to break through the current challenges encountered in immuno-oncology.

We also strive to foster a distinct culture that celebrates every team member’s diverse set of skills and contributions. We believe our collective strengths and unique perspectives are what make Umoja a great place to work.

Senior Leadership

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Tim Gardner, MBA

EVP, Strategy and Business Development

Advisory Board

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Michael Jensen, M.D.

Co-founder, Umoja; Seattle Children's Hospital

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Rimas Orentas, Ph.D.

Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer

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Hans-Peter Kiem, M.D., Ph.D.

Fred Hutch Endowed Chair for Cell and Gene Therapy

Franklin M. Berger, CFA
Franklin M. Berger, CFA

Co-founder and Managing Director, FMB Research

We are a young but fast-growing company. And we’re looking for passionate, driven people inspired to help people living with cancer. If Umoja sounds like a place for you, we’d love to hear from you!

Latest News

Umoja Biopharma Appoints Dr. Robert Glassman to its Board of Directors

Umoja Biopharma, a biotechnology company pioneering an integrated, in vivo immunotherapy platform, today announced the appointment of Rob Glassman, M.D., to its Board of Directors.

Umoja Biopharma Launches with $53M Series A Financing to Develop Fully Integrated, Scalable, In Vivo Immunotherapy Platform

Umoja’s platform addresses key limitations of existing engineered immunotherapies.

Company backed by prominent life science investors MPM Capital, DCVC Bio and Qiming Venture Partners USA and led by an experienced team of scientist/entrepreneurs.