Donald J. Kellerman, Pharm.D. has been appointed senior vice president of Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs at Tonix Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kellerman will be responsible for overseeing strategy and execution of the company’s clinical programs.
Dr. Kellerman has more than 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, spanning several therapeutic areas including central nervous system, respiratory, allergy, ophthalmology and cardiovascular. Dr. Kellerman previously served as senior vice president, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Allergan, Inc.), where he managed the development of MAP0004 for the treatment of migraine. Dr. Kellerman also held positions at Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Merck), Glaxo Wellcome plc, Sepracor, Inc. (acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co.), Ciba-Geigy Corp., and E.R. Squibb and Sons, Inc.
"We welcome Don Kellerman to Tonix's executive management team as we bring our headache program into the clinic later this year," said Seth Lederman, MD, president and chief executive officer of Tonix. "His recent and successful experience shepherding a novel formulation of a decades-old agent for migraine through a registration program and a New Drug Application (NDA) submission is reflective of our business approach and will be of great value to Tonix."