With extensive experience in medical research and development and management positions in leading pharmaceutical companies, Dr. Nisen provides a unique perspective on business and R&D activities.
Dr. Nisen joined the Board of Directors in July 2017.
In 2018 he joined Soffinova Investments as Executive Partner, Private Equity. From 2014 to 2017, Dr. Nisen served as Chief Executive Officer and the Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Nisen held various roles at GlaxoSmithKline, most recently as Senior Vice President, Science and Innovation. From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Nisen served as Divisional Vice President, Global Oncology Development, and as Divisional Vice President, Cancer Research, at Abbott Laboratories. Previously, he was the Lowe Foundation Professor of Neuro-Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Nisen has served as a director of Mirna Therapeutics since 2016.
He received a B.S. from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in molecular biology, and an M.D. and PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.