Cory Nicholas, PhD
Co-Founder and CEO, Neurona Therapeutics
Dr. Cory Nicholas is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Neurona Therapeutics. Cory continues to serve as the Chief Scientific Officer at the company. Before Neurona, he was a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco where he investigated human cortical interneuron development. Cory pioneered methods to derive interneuron precursors from human pluripotent stem cells, and he evaluated the therapeutic potential of interneuron cell therapy in multiple preclinical models of neurological disease. He maintains an adjunct faculty appointment at the University. Cory’s post-doctoral work was conducted at UCSF. His pre-doctoral research at both UCSF and Stanford University studied germline stem cells and gametogenesis. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.