Dr. Cimarusti has broad experience in pharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacturing. He served as Vice President of Process R&D at the Pharmaceutical Research Institute and as SVP of Pharmaceutical Development. Dr. Cimarusti held executive leadership positions at Squibb Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in discovery and development, where he co-led the antibiotic effort and served as Director of Organic Chemistry for the Squibb Institute for Medical Research. He published more than 40 papers, and was inventor or co-inventor on more than 60 patents in the areas of cardiovascular, steroid, and b-lactam research, including both compound and process patents.
Dr. Cimarusti earned a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University and completed Postdoctoral Research at Columbia University.