David Kabakoff, PhD

David Kabakoff, PhD

Executive Partner, Private Equity

David Kabakoff  is a medicinal chemist and drug manufacturing expert, with over 30 years of experience in leading technology and product development programs in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and drug delivery fields. He is currently the Chairman of NextCure (NXTC), and Director of Antiva, Rainier and Neurana. Previously he served as the Chairman of  Trius and Amplimmune, and as a Director of InterMune and Principia.

Prior to joining Sofinnova in 2007, David co-founded Salmedix, a developer of cancer drug treatments, and served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition of Salmedix by Cephalon. David also held the positions of Executive Vice President of Dura, a specialty pharmaceutical and pulmonary drug delivery company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Spiros Development. Earlier, David was Chief Executive Officer of Corvas International and held senior executive positions with Hybritech.

David received his PhD from Yale University and his BA from Case Western Reserve University. He also serves as Director of  Castle Biosciences (CSTL) and Rarecyte.

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