Our Team2018-11-09T04:35:18+00:00

Executive Team

We have assembled a world-class team that is committed to bringing new, life-changing medicines to the people who need them most.

Michael Curtis, PhD

President and CEO

Michael Curtis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadent Therapeutics with over 25 years of experience in bringing novel treatments to patients. Prior to joining Cadent Therapeutics, he was Senior Vice President of Product Development and Regulatory Affairs at Catabasis Pharmaceuticals with…

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Tim Piser, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Tim Piser is the Chief Scientific Officer of Cadent Therapeutics and has passionately pursued the discovery and development of neuroscience therapeutics for almost two decades in big pharma and in biotech, most notably at AstraZeneca and FORUM Pharmaceuticals. There, he led neuropharmacology…

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Bob Dagher, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Bob Dagher is the Chief Medical Officer of Cadent Therapeutics with responsibility over all medical matters including Clinical Research, Clinical Operations and Medical Affairs. Bob brings to Cadent Therapeutics a multi-year experience as an executive pharmaceutical and drug development physician with breadth…

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Gregg Keaney, PhD

Vice President of Product Development

Gregg Keaney is the Vice President of Product Development at Cadent Therapeutics and leads CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) development, Phase 1 clinical operations, and a broad range of interdisciplinary portfolio management activities. At Ataxion Therapeutics, Gregg led…

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Meet the Team

Sam Malekiani, MS

Associate Director of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Chi-Li Chen, PhD

Associate Director, CMC Development

Abhijit Kamerkar, MS

Senior Scientist, CMC Development

Amber Trzeciak, MS

Executive Assistant

Taylor Copeland, BS

Office Manager

Join Our Team!

We’re looking for visionaries who want to join our fun and passionate team of people.  

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Board Members

  • Peter Barrett, PhD
    Atlas Venture

  • David Grayzel, MD
    Atlas Venture

  • Tim Anderson, BA

  • Paul Wotton, PhD
    CBI and Access Industries

  • Mark McDade
    Qiming Venture Partners, US

  • James Bristol, PhD

  • Franz Hefti, PhD

Clinical Advisors: Spinocerebellar Ataxia

  • Jeremy Schmahmann, MD
    Founding Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Ataxia Unit
    Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
  • Susan Perlman, MD
    Director, Ataxia Center and Director, Neurogenetics Clinical Trials

  • Vikram Shakkottai, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    University of Michigan

  • Sheng-Han Kuo, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Columbia University

Clinical Advisors: Essential Tremor

  • Dietrich Haubenberger, MHSc, MD
    Director, Clinical Trials Unit

  • Rodger J. Elble, MD, PhD
    Director, Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
    SIU Medicine

  • Elan D. Louis, MD, MS
    Chief, Division of Movement Disorders
    Yale University

  • Sheng-Han Kuo, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Columbia University

  • William Ondo, MD
    Director, Movement Disorders Clinic
    Methodist Neurological Institute

Clinical Advisors: Schizophrenia

  • Daniel C. Javitt, MD, PhD
    Director, Division of Experimental Therapeutics
    Columbia University Medical Center/
New York State Psychiatric Institute

  • John H. Krystal, MD
    Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Yale University School of Medicine

  • Mark Corrigan, MD
    Chairman of the Board, BlackThorn Therapeutics

  • Mark Bear, PhD
    Picower Professor of Neuroscience

  • Michael F. Green, PhD
    Distinguished Professor, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

Our Investors

We believe in a world that is free.

Without restraint or hesitation. One where our minds think big, where our bodies lead the way, and where we harness the passion and energy to discover new and exciting things.

We create breakthrough therapies for neurological and psychiatric conditions by restoring brain rhythms to natural harmony.

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