Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing potential first in class oncology and CNS therapeutics, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Peter D. Suzdak as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Dr. Chang Ahn, who will move into the role of Chief Scientist and will remain as Chairman of the Board.
Most recently, Dr. Suzdak was Chief Scientific Officer of Corridor Pharmaceuticals, a company developing small molecule compounds to treat pulmonary and vascular disorders. Prior to that he was co-Founder, founding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Previous to that he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artesian Therapeutics, a company engaged in the development of small molecule therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Suzdak’s experience also includes his position as Senior Vice President of Research and Development of Guilford Pharmaceuticals, a company that developed therapeutics and diagnostics for neurological diseases and cancer, and as Director of Neurobiology for Novo Nordisk.
Dr. Suzdak holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Connecticut.
About Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing first in class and market leading therapeutics for cancer and other unmet medical needs. Rexahn currently has three key oncology drug candidates in clinical stages, Archexin®, RX-3117, and RX-5902 and a robust pipeline of preclinical compounds to treat multiple cancers. Rexahn also operates key R&D programs of nano-medicines, 3D-GOLD, and TIMES drug discovery platforms. For more information about Rexahn, please visit www.rexahn.com.