Don Nicholson

Director at Generation Bio

Don Nicholson was most recently chief executive officer of Nimbus. He joined from Merck where he held various strategic, leadership and operational roles in diverse therapeutic areas, including respiratory, inflammation, immunology, bone, endocrine, urology, infectious diseases and neurosciences. He began his career in 1988 at the Merck-Frost Centre for Therapeutic Research in Montreal where he was vice president & site head of the Merck Neurosciences Research site in San Diego, and vice president and worldwide discovery head for the Respiratory & Immunology Franchise, based in Kenilworth, N.J. Don has co-authored more than 150 publications in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals and is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of apoptotic cell death. Don received his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and trained as a Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the University of Munich in Germany. He is the recipient of multiple academic and professional honors.


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