Senior Leadership Team

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

Jodie Morrison

Chief Executive Officer

Jodie Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer of Cadent Therapeutics and is a member of Cadent’s Board of Directors. Ms. Morrison most recently served as interim Chief Executive Officer at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.  Previously she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc…

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Michael Curtis, PhD

President and Head of Research and Development

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

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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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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

Chi-Li Chen, PhD

Associate Director, CMC Development

Taylor Copeland, BS

HR Associate and Office Manager

Ed Christian, PhD

Executive Director of Translational Medicine

Nicole Del Vecchio, MS

Clinical Trial Manager

Abhijit Kamerkar, MS

Senior Scientist, CMC Development

Richard Lin, PhD, MPH

Associate Director of Biostatistics and Data Management

Sam Malekiani, MS

Associate Director of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Liz Simpson, BS

Director of Clinical Operations

Amber Trzeciak, MS

Executive Assistant

Laura Victor, BA

Clinical Trial Associate

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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
    Cowen Healthcare Investments

  • James Bristol, PhD
    Independent

  • Mark McDade
    Qiming Venture Partners, US

  • Mike Curtis, PhD
    Cadent Therapeutics

  • Franz Hefti, PhD
    Independent

  • Jodie Morrison
    Cadent Therapeutics

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
    UCLA

  • 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
    NINDS, NIH

  • 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
    MIT

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

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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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