Dr. David Kimball joins TAXIS with more than 30 years of experience in the discovery and development of small molecule drug candidates. He currently serves as Associate Vice President for the Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) at Rutgers University. Dr. Kimball is also a Research Professor at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
Previously, Dr. Kimball was Chief Scientific Officer at Hydra Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company focused on applying its understanding of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channels to the discovery of drugs for pain, inflammation and respiratory disease. He also served as Senior Vice President of Nonclinical Research at Pharmacopeia, Inc.
Dr. Kimball served as Vice President of Chemistry at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for building an organization of over 75 chemists, including medicinal, analytical, computational, process research and development, library synthesis and outsourcing chemistry. He spent the first 19 years of his career at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, most recently as Research Fellow in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Kimball earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.