Shasqi is a clinical stage biotechnology company whose goal is to revolutionize cancer outcomes through the pairing of Nobel Prize winning technology, click chemistry, with cancer therapeutics.


Driven by a desire to transform cancer treatments for patients, we are a highly skilled team of oncology drug developers and experts in click chemistry, with decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.

José M. Mejía Oneto, MD, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Founder


Sebastian Sanchez de Lozada

Chief Financial Officer


Steve Abella, MD

Chief Medical Officer


Scott Wieland, PhD, MBA

SVP Clinical Development


Board of Directors

José M. Mejía Oneto, MD, PhD


Juan Jaen, PhD


Strategic Advisors

Ronald W. Barrett, Ph.D.

CEO at Medikine


Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D.

Professor at Stanford


Pamela M. Klein, M.D

Chief Medical Officer at Olema


Lawrence D. Mayer, Ph.D.

Partner at Coulour Biomedical


Glenn Prestwich, Ph.D.

Co-founder at Spinout Space


William J. Rieflin

Executive Chairman at NGM Bio


Nina Shapiro

Sr. Operating Advisor at New Silk Route


Sarah Noonberg, M.D., PH.D.

Chief Medical Officer at Maze Therapeutics


Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D., FAACR

Professor & Department Chair at OHSU


Max Royzen

Assistant Professor at University at Albany, SUNY



Join Shasqi to develop our revolutionary CAPAC platform which directs powerful therapies precisely to tumors. Work on our lead asset, SQ3370, increases tumor destruction, while avoiding characteristic dose-limiting toxicities.

Shasqi Values

At Shasqi we are driven by our five values, aligning our work with how we want to collaborate as a team.

  1. Resourcefulness
  2. Collaboration
  3. Simplicity in Focus
  4. Humble Confidence
  5. Challenge Standards

Employee Benefits

  • Stock options
  • Work remotely or in the office
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid maternity, paternity and family caregiver leave
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Electronics and work station reimbursements
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Commuter benefits where applicable

Open positions

Feel free to reach out to with any questions. We do not accept solicitations by recruiters, recruiting agencies, headhunters and outsourcing organizations.

Shasqi and CAPAC™ Origins


Definition: \'shas-kē\ Noun. [fr. Quechua, ca. 1400‘s, also Chasqui, Chaski]

1. Hist. Agile runners that distributed and translated messages and gifts across the vast Incan Empire.

2. A way to activate cancer drugs at specific areas of the body.


Definition: \'qhapaq’\ Noun. [fr. Quechua, ca. 1400‘s, also qhapaq]

1. Mighty, powerful, noble.

2. Click Activated Protodrugs Against Cancer (CAPAC™). A new platform to improve cancer therapies.