Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Motif Bio PLC
Motif Bio PLC Snapshot
Motif Bio is focused on developing novel antibiotics to treat hospitalized patients with serious and life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. Our initial focus is on iclaprim, a targeted antibiotic with activity against MRSA.
Iclaprim is a targeted Gram-positive1 antibiotic with activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Iclaprim works in a different way than most other antibiotics and rapidly kills bacteria in vitro.
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Graham Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer
Graham G. Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer of Motif, is responsible for all aspects of the strategy, management, and operations of the Company. Prior to joining Motif, Mr. Lumsden was a senior executive at Merck & Co., Inc. where he held commercial leadership positions in worldwide businesses including contraceptives and osteoporosis. Mr. Lumsden has a proven record of success leading change and delivering results in subsidiary and global leadership positions, including new product launches, pre-clinical/clinical development, regulatory strategy, cross-functional team leadership, IP strategy/litigation, and domestic/international sales and marketing. Mr. Lumsden is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), holds a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and UK.
Jonathan E. Gold, Interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gold has a history of senior financial positions and is currently Managing Director of JEG Capital Partners LLC, a family office and asset manager. He previously was a portfolio manager for the Federated Kaufmann Funds. Prior to that, Mr. Gold was a venture capitalist and was active in financing and building life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Gold received his B.S. and MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
David Huang, M.D., Ph.D, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Huang is a senior pharmaceutical research executive, and the former Chief Medical Officer at ContraFect Corporation. Dr. Huang also led a drug development group in anti-infectives at Pfizer. Dr. Huang has over 15 years of clinical, academic and research experience in infectious diseases. He has served as a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and currently as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He continues to see patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston. His research interests include bacteriology and virology, especially the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of multi-drug resistant organisms. He is experienced in designing, executing and closing out Phase I – III clinical trials for both antibacterials and antiviral agents. Dr. Huang completed his medical school at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Southwestern and fellowship in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.