Brian has served as our General Counsel since August 2020. Before joining Alector, Brian most recently served as Head of Legal at Kite Pharma, Inc., a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences. Brian joined Kite in early 2018 shortly after Gilead acquired Kite, during a period of rapid growth following the launch of their first cell therapy product. Prior to Kite, Brian spent 10 years in the legal department at Gilead, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, with a primary focus on supporting the company’s business development and alliance management teams. Before Gilead, Brian worked in the life sciences transactions group at Cooley LLP in Palo Alto. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona, a J.D. from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech.