Marcie Glicksman, Ph.D., is the chief scientific officer at ORIG3N Inc., a biotechnology company that has established the world's largest uniformly consented cell repository to be used to better understand the cellular and molecular foundations of disease.
Marcie has been in the field of drug discovery for more than 20 years. Previously, she was co-director of the Laboratory for Drug Discovery in Neurodegeneration (LDDN), which is focused on accelerating the identification of new therapeutics. While at LDDN, Marcie helped spin out eight new companies, one of which now has a commercial product. Previously, she was at the company Descartes Therapeutics, focused on pain therapeutics; and Cubist, focused on novel antibiotics. Prior to these positions, she was at DuPont-Merck and Cephalon Inc.
Marcie has led multiple advanced programs for neurodegenerative diseases, including co-inventorship of CEP1347, a drug candidate directed at a kinase that has been in Phase III clinical trials. She has also been part of the team to prepare an IND for a drug for neuropathic pain that has just completed Phase II clinical trials. She was elected (2005-2009) to the board of directors and served as chairman of the board for the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (now Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening). She is on the science advisory board for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and reviews grants for the NIH, the Department of Defense, SBIR, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Rett Foundation.
Marcie co-founded the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium as a way to build a collaborative network for the academic drug discovery community. She co-designed and developed an annual drug discovery course supported by the NIH. She also regularly consults, which has included filing an Investigational New Drug application with the FDA as well as projects involving the development of new technologies.
Marcie received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington University. She has over 75 publications and 12 issued patents.