Neumora Therapeutics Appoints Jason Duncan as Chief Legal Officer
WATERTOWN, Mass., Dec. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neumora Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMRA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company redefining neuroscience drug development, today announced the appointment of Jason Duncan as chief legal officer. Mr. Duncan will be a member of Neumora’s Executive Team, reporting to Henry Gosebruch, chief executive officer, and will oversee all aspects of the Company’s legal and compliance functions.
“I am pleased to welcome Jason to Neumora. With his unique background that combines legal expertise with program strategy, I am confident that he will be a valuable addition to our team as we seek to deliver on our mission to redefine neuroscience drug development,” said Henry Gosebruch, president and chief executive officer, Neumora.
Mr. Duncan has more than two decades of legal, compliance, development and operations experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Neumora, he served as chief legal officer, general counsel, secretary to the board of directors and head of program management at Albireo Pharma, a publicly traded Boston-based biotech company that was acquired by Ipsen earlier this year. During his time at Albireo, Mr. Duncan contributed to growing the company from an early clinical stage biotech to a fully integrated commercial organization with two drug approvals and a successful global launch. Prior to Albireo, Mr. Duncan served as general counsel, Americas at Stallergenes Greer Holdings and vice president, head of compliance and legal, North America at Sobi, Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Duncan held roles at EMD Serono, Inc., Acushnet Company, Nixon Peabody LLP and Peabody & Arnold LLP.
“I am excited to join Neumora at this important stage in the Company’s growth. I look forward to working with Neumora’s talented team as we seek to pioneer a new era in brain disease,” said Jason Duncan, chief legal officer, Neumora. “With an industry-leading brain disorder pipeline, and recent progress across multiple clinical programs, we have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for patients and their families.”
Mr. Duncan holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College.
Neumora Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company founded to confront the global brain disease crisis by taking a fundamentally different approach to the way treatments for brain diseases are developed. Our therapeutic pipeline currently consists of seven clinical and preclinical neuroscience programs that target novel mechanisms of action for a broad range of underserved neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Our work is supported by an integrated suite of translational, clinical, and computational tools to generate insights that can enable precision medicine approaches. Neumora’s mission is to redefine neuroscience drug development by bringing forward the next generation of novel therapies that offer improved treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients suffering from brain diseases.
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