Donald W. Nicholson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
Donald “Don” Nicholson is the Chief Executive Officer and Board member 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-Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research in Montreal and advanced through various positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President & Site Head of the Merck Neurosciences Research site in San Diego, Calif., and most recently as Vice President and Worldwide Discovery Head for the Respiratory & Immunology Franchise, based in Kenilworth, N.J. Dr. Nicholson 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. He received his Ph.D. and an Honors B.Sc. degree in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario, and trained as a Medical Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the University of Munich in Germany. He is the recipient of multiple academic and professional honors.