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Bolt Biotherapeutics Appoints Laura Berner to Board of Directors
December 14, 2022 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bolt Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOLT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Laura Berner to its Board of Directors effective Dec. 14, 2022.

“Laura is an accomplished biopharmaceutical executive with impressive corporate leadership, operations, and business development experience,” said Randall Schatzman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Bolt Biotherapeutics. “As we continue to advance our immuno-oncology pipeline programs in the clinic, Laura brings important strategic perspective from leading and executing more than 50 transactions including research collaborations and product co-development and co-promotion partnerships. We are thrilled to have her join our board of directors.”

“Powered by its groundbreaking Boltbody™ ISAC technology, Bolt is developing an innovative immunotherapy pipeline with the potential to improve the lives of patients and meaningfully impact the fight against cancer,” said Ms. Berner. “I am honored to join the Board at Bolt. I look forward to working with the accomplished leadership team and Board to support Bolt’s continued progress and advancement of BDC-1001 into Phase 2 clinical development and BDC-3042 into the clinic, while building value through its collaborations and development of next-generation applications of the ISAC platform.”

Laura Berner has extensive biopharma industry experience, in leadership roles spanning corporate strategy, business development, investor relations and law. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at TRexBio, a private, venture-backed biotechnology company, with responsibility for corporate and operational functions. Previously, Ms. Berner was Vice President, Head of Business Development & Investor Relations at Myovant Sciences, where she led the execution of global partnerships for the commercialization of the company’s lead products Myfembree® (relugolix, estradiol and norethindrone acetate) and Orgovyx® (relugolix) and supported Myovant through multiple follow-on financings. Earlier in her career, Ms. Berner was a member of the business development team at Roche Pharma Partnering and the transactional law group at Genentech. She began her career as a corporate attorney, first at Ropes & Gray LLP and later in the Office of the General Counsel at Harvard University, advising on general corporate, business development and strategic transactions. Ms. Berner earned her B.A. in biology from Bryn Mawr College, her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and her MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana Champagne Gies College of Business.

About Bolt Biotherapeutics, Inc.  
Bolt Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. Bolt Biotherapeutics’ pipeline candidates are built on the Company’s deep expertise in myeloid biology and cancer drug development. Bolt Biotherapeutics’ pipeline includes BDC-1001, a HER2-targeting Boltbody Immune-stimulating Antibody Conjugate (ISAC), BDC-3042, a myeloid-modulating antibody, and multiple Boltbody ISAC collaboration programs. Bolt Biotherapeutics is currently progressing BDC-1001 through a Phase 1/2 dose-escalation clinical trial, as a monotherapy and in combination with Bristol Myers Squibb’s immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo® (nivolumab), in a variety of HER2-expressing solid tumors. Bolt Biotherapeutics is advancing BDC-3042, an agonist antibody targeting Dectin-2, through IND-enabling studies. In preclinical development, BDC-3042 demonstrated the ability to convert tumor-supportive macrophages to tumor-destructive macrophages. Bolt Biotherapeutics is leveraging its ability to engineer and optimize novel applications of its Boltbody ISACs to develop multiple immuno-oncology candidates through strategic collaborations with leading biopharmaceutical companies. For more information, please visit

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Investor Relations and Media Contacts 
Karen L. Bergman 
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations 
Bolt Biotherapeutics, Inc. 

Sarah McCabe 
Stern Investor Relations, Inc. 

David Schull  
Russo Partners, LLC  

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