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Donald Kirsch

Donald Kirsch, Ph.D, is a (bio)pharmaceutical industry consultant with more than thirty years of industrial research experience, including stints at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyanamid Lederle, American Home Products, and Genetics Institute/Wyeth. He was most recently the chief scientific officer at a Kendall Square biotech startup, Cambria Pharmaceuticals. He received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his master's degree and doctorate from Princeton University. He served an instructor in the pharmacology department of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School before embarking on his industrial career. He received a certificate in technical management from Stanford Business School in 1991. He is the author of over fifty scientific research papers and review articles and an inventor on twenty-five patents and patent applications. Finally, in a new book published by Arcade Publishing, (The Drug Hunters - The Improbale Quest to Discover New Medicines; ISBN 978-1-62872-718-0), Kirsch and his co-author Ogi Ogas, Ph,D, give a surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how medicines are discovered.