Founder and Chief Science Officer, Cognition Therapeutics, Inc.Biography
Dr. Susan Catalano received her B.A. from Barnard College and Ph.D. from U.C. Irvine. She completed her postdoctoral training at U.C. Berkeley and Caltech in the field of neurobiology. While a scientist at Roche Palo Alto, she led the Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging groups along with anexploratory program in psychiatric disorders. After Roche, Dr. Catalano joined Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and led the team that discovered the Aurora kinase inhibitor R763, (licensed to Serono for $135M in 2005.) Dr. Catalano founded a successful consulting practice, Drug Discovery Imaging, and then served as Director of Discovery Biology for Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Catalano founded Cognition Therapeutics Inc (www.cogrx.com) in 2007 to discover and develop drugs to treat and prevent Alzheimers disease and currently serves as its Chief Science Officer. The company is currently advancing its candidate drugs towards the clinic. She also volunteers as the Executive Scientific Director of Pittsburgh-based nonprofit the Clear Thoughts Foundation and holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.