Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Stauderman brings more than 30 years of research and management experience in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and has an extensive research background in mechanisms controlling intracellular calcium. Prior to co-founding CalciMedica with Dr. Gonul Velicelebi and joining the company in April 2007, Dr. Stauderman was Executive Director of Biology and Lead Discovery at TorreyPines Therapeutics, since its inception as Neurogenetics, Inc. While at TorreyPines, he directed two successful drug discovery programs and one target discovery initiative that led to the discovery of STIM1 as a key regulator of calcium release-activated Ca2+ channels.
Prior to TorreyPines Therapeutics, Dr. Stauderman was Director of Molecular and Cell Biology at SIBIA Neurosciences, Inc. (which later became Merck Research Laboratories, San Diego) from 1994-2000, and Senior Scientist at Marion Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals (now Sanofi-Aventis; 1986-1994). Dr. Stauderman has authored/co-authored over 50 scientific publications and is an inventor on several patents. Dr. Stauderman received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.