Joseph Nabhan, Ph.D.

Joseph Nabhan is Chief Scientific Officer at Vesigen Therapeutics. Prior to joining Vesigen, Joe held scientific and leadership positions in several pharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he headed an RNA biology group at Astellas Innovation Management in Cambridge, where he initiated numerous early drug discovery programs and external collaborations using multiple modalities. Previously, Joe held roles of increasing responsibility in the Rare Disease Research Unit of Pfizer, where he led several programs from early discovery through lead development and a number of external collaborations with biotech and academic labs. At Millennium Takeda, he was involved in target validation activities for cancer therapy.

While a postdoctoral fellow in Quan Lu’s lab at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Joe led the study that discovered a new class of microvesicles called ARMMs (ARRDC1 mediated microvesicles). He received his Ph.D. from McGill University.

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