Stefan McDonough, Ph.D., joins Atalanta as vice president, head of neuroscience with nearly 20 years of expertise in genetics and in neuroscience drug discovery and development. He most recently served as executive director, genetics at Pfizer, prior to which he was the company’s head of neurogenetics. Earlier in his career, Dr. McDonough spent 12 years at Amgen in scientific roles of increasing responsibility in the neuroscience department and as head of Amgen’s genome analysis unit. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from Caltech, and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and University of Maryland Medical School. He is author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications and serves on the advisory board of the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University.