Ajay Madan, Ph.D.

Chief Development Officer

Ajay Madan, Ph.D. has served as our Chief Development Officer since March 2020 and served as our Vice President, Development since May 2016. Previously, from May 2002 to July 2016, Dr. Madan worked at Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., including as Vice President of Preclinical Development from February 2013 to July 2016, where he was responsible for drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and clinical pharmacology in support of a number of drug discovery and development programs. Since 2004, Dr. Madan has also taught, and continues to teach, courses at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) on selecting promising drug candidates and preclinical drug discovery and development. Prior to Neurocrine, from 1994 to 2002, Dr. Madan worked at XenoTech LLC, an in vitro drug research company, including as the Chief Scientific Officer, from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Madan is an author of more than 50 scientific publications, and he was a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology from 2005-2020. He holds a B.Pharm. degree from Birla Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Kansas.