Nick Mordwinkin, PhD

Chief Business Officer, Head of Strategy

Dr. Mordwinkin joins Kezar with over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry.  Most recently, he served as Head of Corporate Development, Inflammation and Fibrosis, at Gilead Sciences, where he led a variety of transactions including partnerships and out-licensing, as well as a range of corporate development activities across the entirety of Gilead’s inflammation franchise. Prior to that, Dr. Mordwinkin served as Senior Director and Head of Corporate Strategy at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, where he was instrumental in crafting a partnership with GeneTx Biotherapeutics in 2020 and the acquisition of Dimension Therapeutics in 2017. Dr. Mordwinkin previously co-founded and served as the President of Curium Inc., a consulting firm focused on biotech and pharmaceutical strategy. Before that, he was an equity research associate at BMO Capital Markets covering SMID-cap biotechnology companies

Dr. Mordwinkin holds a B.S. in Biology and Pharm.D. from Nova Southeastern University and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California. Dr. Mordwinkin completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine.