People: Acasti Pharma Inc (ACST.O)
21 Nov 2014
Dr. Harlan W. Waksal, M.D., serves as Executive Executive Vice President - Business and Scientific Affairs, Director of Acasti Pharma Inc., Dr. Harlan W. Waksal is a retired physician. Dr. Waksal is the Vice-President, Business and Scientific Affairs at Acasti. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, and his post graduate training in Internal Medicine and in Pathology. In addition, he did research in immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Dr. Waksal was a founder of Imclone Systems Incorporated; a New York based pharmaceutical company specializing in developing new treatment for various forms of cancer. He served as the Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors from 1986 until 2001 and as President/CEO from 2001 until 2002. During his tenure, he was responsible for building the scientific and operation infrastructure of the company. Dr. Waksal is the author of over 50 scientific publications and has been the author of multiple patents and patent applications. His current activities are focused on managing various real estate developments and serving on select Board of Directors. Dr. Waksal currently serves on the Boards of the Oberlin College, Senesco Technologies, Inc. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Northern Rivers Funds.
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