RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SCYNEXIS, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCYX) today announced the appointment of Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gilman most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Merck & Co.
"Dr. Gilman is well-versed in the research and development of novel compounds addressing highly drug resistant and invasive pathogens, and his experience will prove invaluable to us as we continue to develop SCY-078 in this space," said Pamela J. Kirby, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of SCYNEXIS. "We look forward to having Dr. Gilman on the team as we continue to focus on developing novel anti-infective drugs to treat life-threatening infectious diseases caused by drug resistant pathogens."
Prior to joining Cubist, Dr. Gilman served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Dr. Gilman worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he held a number of senior leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager in Inflammation, responsible for all aspects of the Inflammation business from early gene discovery to product commercialization. Prior to Millennium, he was Group Director at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where he was responsible for drug discovery of novel antibacterial agents as well as several other therapeutic areas. Dr. Gilman has also held scientific, business, and academic appointments at Wyeth, Cytogen Corporation, Temple Medical School, and Connecticut College. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Association, Inhibikase, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, and the Penn State University Biotechnology Advisory Board. Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and received a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio.
SCYNEXIS is a pharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel anti-infectives to address significant unmet therapeutic needs. We are developing our lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of serious and life-threatening invasive fungal infections in humans. For more information, visit www.scynexis.com.
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