Cornerstone’s experienced management team has a long and successful track record of discovering and developing novel therapeutics and of leading successful entrepreneurial life sciences ventures.  In addition, Cornerstone’s team has operating and leadership experience in all core aspects of building a successful biotechnology company focused on cancer metabolism.  These areas of leadership include the basic science of cancer metabolism, drug discovery, drug development, business development and finance.  Most importantly, Cornerstone’s management brings a deep passion for discovering and developing more effective therapies for treating cancer.


Howard S. Jonas
Chairman of the Board
  • Founder and chairman of IDT Telecommunication Company, Genie Energy, Ltd., IDW Media Holdings, Inc., Net2phone
  • Founder of Straight Path Communication, chairman of Zedge, founder and former board member of Starz Entertainment
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david a polinsky

David A. Polinsky, Esq.
President and General Counsel/Cofounder
  • Responsible for the management of all legal matters affecting or involving Cornerstone, including corporate governance, financings, intellectual property, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions
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robert shorr

Robert Shorr,


  • 40 year track record in drug discovery from concept through approval, market launch
  • Enzon Pharma, responsible for co-development of PEG INTRON A with Schering Plough

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sanjeev luther

Sanjeev Luther

  • More than 25+ years’ experience in healthcare industry including specialty pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals in strategy, business development, alliance, and commercialization

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Brian Mullaney

Brian Mullaney,

Chief Medical Officer

  • 20 years’ experience in developing precision medicine, especially in the field of oncology
  • Previously held leadership positions at Novartis, Eli Lilly and Bristol-Myers Squibb

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paul bingham

Paul Bingham, PhD
VP, Research

  • Co-discoverer of first AEMD compounds
  • Faculty member, Stony Brook Univ.; PhD, Harvard University

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Timothy Pardee

Timothy S. Pardee,

Chief Oncologist

  • Played a lead role in the development of the novel metabolism-targeting agent CPI-613.

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Akiva Mintz

Akiva Mintz,

Research Director

  • Physician-scientist with 20 years of experience performing impactful translational cancer research and early-stage drug development.

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