Raymond Tabibiazar, M.D.
Dr. Tabibiazar has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2018. Dr. Tabibiazar founded Aravive Biologics and served as the Chairman of its board of directors and as President and Chief Executive Officer from its inception in 2007 to April 2017 and as Executive Chairman since May 2017. In addition to his role at Aravive Biologics, since April 2010 Dr. Tabibiazar also is the Managing Director of 525 Ventures, a life sciences strategic consulting company working with both public and private biopharmaceutical firms. Dr. Tabibiazar also served from October 2018 until April 2019 as Senior Vice President of Twist Bioscience, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed public company that manufactures synthetic DNA for clients in the biotechnology industry and from January 2016 until October 2018 as an advisor to Twist Bioscience, Inc. Prior to founding Aravive Biologics, Dr. Tabibiazar was a Venture Partner at Bay City Capital LLC, a large venture capital firm in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Dr. Tabibiazar served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aviir, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company, as well as Vice President of Translational Research of VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a cardiometabolic therapeutic company. Before moving to industry, Dr. Tabibiazar was a practicing cardiologist and an adjunct clinical instructor in medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tabibiazar received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and trained as an internist and cardiologist at Stanford University, while also receiving finance education at Stanford Business School. Dr. Tabibiazar received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiovascular Imaging.