Our People

As senior director of finance and accounting, I oversee the accounting and financial reporting of the company, as well as the budgeting and forecasting for future spend as well.

What I like best is that Tocagen creates a truly innovative environment that drives creative thinking, an engaged workplace and encourages new ideas. It’s fun to be a part of something that could be life changing to patients in such an area of unmet need.


Senior Director of Finance and Accounting

As a co-founder and the original CEO of Tocagen, I have helped mold the corporate vision that No One Should Die Of Cancer. Currently as president of science and innovation, I especially enjoy inspiring our team to create their perfect position for a fulfilling life while achieving our corporate goal of becoming the leading cancer-selective gene therapy company and activating the immune system against the patients’ cancer.


Co-Founder, President Science & Innovation


I provide quality support…from producing data for our Toca 511 vector lots for drug release to optimization. Along with our product development and research & development teams, I perform testing to obtain data to support our internal and external development efforts as we move towards taking our products forward through commercialization.

Being at Tocagen for over seven years, one of my favorite parts is how my contributions, help improve patients’ lives! I love that what I do is affecting someone’s life for the better and for the greater good. It’s very fulfilling! My other favorite part is the people. I can honestly say that my colleagues have become an extended family, and I can’t ask for better people to spend every day with.

– KAT C.

Quality Control Analyst 3


As research associate 3 and vivarium lead, I conduct preclinical studies whilst learning about our science and the impact that it is generating in the world. I also have the honor of overseeing the welfare of our animals and ensuring the quality care provided to them will provide us with quality science.


Research Associate 3 ~ Translational Research


Our People

At Tocagen, we are serious about science and passionate about life! Our team brings with them exceptional talent and we are driven every day by our founding vision: No One Should Die Of Cancer.

Together, we create a culture of innovation and collaboration. Tocagen employees are highly motivated to create breakthrough results through cutting-edge technology.

We celebrate successes frequently, both as part of our internal culture at Tocagen and through partnerships with our local and global communities. From Halloween parties to our year-end bowling event, fundraising activities to 10K runs, we believe in supporting each other, building relationships and living life to the fullest.

Our Core Values are:

  • Passion – we are committed to engage/inspire others, with a sense of urgency driven by science, data and a positive attitude
  • Courage – we are entrepreneurial, accountable, and willing to take risks
  • Teamwork – we value, encourage and depend on one another, knowing we are stronger aligned and connected
  • Trust – we respect and believe in one another, openly communicating, while providing and embracing feedback
  • Integrity – we are humble, ethical, genuine and true to our word

If you share our vision and are passionate about improving the lives of others, apply to join the Toca Team today!

Tocagen does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. The submission of referrals or resumes by anyone other than a candidate directly to Tocagen employees is strictly prohibited. Unsolicited referrals and resumes sent to Tocagen are deemed gratuitous, and the company will not be obligated or bound in any way to pay any referral or other fee if a person referred to us from a source other than a candidate is hired.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, resumes will be accepted from approved vendors who have written agreements in place with Tocagen, and then only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position and, if required by such agreement, the submission of resumes by the vendor has been authorized in writing by Tocagen for such specified position. Any resume submitted in the absence of a signed agreement will become the property of Tocagen and no fee shall be due.

We see the opportunity to expand Toca 511 & Toca FC into newly diagnosed brain cancer, while also exploring its potential in other tumor types.