Levy CIMAR Executive Director
Dr. Brian Noonan is an experienced leader of interdisciplinary research teams both in academia and industry. He works closely with our faculty to develop grant proposals and is in charge of our outreach to pharma and philanthropy.
Dr. Noonan’s research interests include the discovery of vaccines and anti-microbial agents targeting important pathogens and the use of immunomodulatory biologics to control cytokine induction in sepsis.
Entrepreneurship, fundraising, medical device, antibiotic and vaccine discovery
Ph.D. in Microbiology, National University of Ireland, University College Cork
2017-2020 – Director, Cala Medical Ltd, Ireland
Co-founder and CEO of start-up developing innovative immune modulation therapies for inflammatory diseases
2014-2016 – Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Limerick
Development of business plans supporting the spin-out of academic research start-ups
2007-2012 – Executive Director and Head of Infection Bioscience at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Waltham MA
Led a multidisciplinary department delivering all preclinical biology for antibacterial and antiviral projects