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Personal Profile


Donald S. Karanewsky, Ph.D

Donald S. Karanewsky has nearly 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical (OrthoPharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Glaxo, Novartis) and biotechnology sectors (IDUNPharmaceuticals, Ligand, Senomyx) with a proven record of drug discovery success. His pharmaceutical experience spans the areas of cardiovascular medicine, inflammatory, degenerative, and metabolic diseases, as well as oncology. His expertise in directing and executing studies directed toward the chemical optimization of the in vitro/in vivo activities of lead compounds has led to the discovery of several clinical candidates in these fields of medicine. Dr. Karanewsky graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemistry and from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He has authored or co-authored 85 publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an inventor or co-inventor of 126 issue
US Patents.

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