Dana C. Hilt, M.D., CMO

Dana Hilt has more than 22 years of drug development experience, primarily of CNS drugs. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, clinical development and Chief Medical Officer at FORUM Pharmaceuticals, where he was involved in the development of Encenicline, an alpha-7 agonist for the treatment of cognitive impairment in Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to joining FORUM, Dana held positions at various pharmaceutical companies, including Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Ascend Pharmaceuticals, and Critical Therapeutics. During this time, he was involved in the development of a variety of potential therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, oncologic diseases including malignant glioma, chronic pain, metabolic disorders, and inflammatory conditions. Prior to that, he established a Clinical Neuroscience Group at Amgen and was a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dana also previously served on the staff of the NIH for five years, and has co-authored more than 100 publications and book chapters in basic and clinical neuroscience. Dana earned his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and trained in Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Peter Lansbury, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer

Renato Skerlj has 20 years of pharmaceutical experience in drug discovery and development resulting in two marketed drugs: Invanz®, an anti-infective approved in 2001 and Mozobil®, a stem cell mobilizer approved in 2008. Most recently, he was the Head of Small Molecule Discovery at Genzyme and prior to joining Genzyme, Renato was part of the executive team at AnorMED, a publicly-traded company acquired by Genzyme for $580 million in 2006. He earned his doctorate from the University of British Columbia and completed a fellowship at the University of Oxford in Dr. Stephen Davies’ laboratory.