Nader Z. Pourhassan

President & Chief Executive Officer at CytoDyn, Inc.

Nader Z. Pourhassan

Nader Z. Pourhassan

President & Chief Executive Officer at CytoDyn, Inc.

Biography

Dr. Pourhassan received his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in 1985, his Masters of Science from Brigham Young University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1998. Dr. Pourhassan has authored three books.
His 20 years of business development experience set the stage for him to transform a publicly traded biotech company on the brink of bankruptcy, into a company on the cusp of potentially obtaining FDA approval for its first drug. If granted approval, the drug called leronlimab (PRO 140) could change the treatment paradigms in both HIV and metastatic cancer.
Dr. Pourhassan joined CytoDyn (CYDY) in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer and by September, 2012, was appointed President and CEO. He was responsible for identifying significant opportunities for leronlimab, and single handedly raised enough capital for CytoDyn to complete an acquisition of PRO 140 from Progenics Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Pourhassan has overseen the rapid preclinical and clinical developments of leronlimab (PRO 140) as a therapy for HIV, from Phase 2 development into successful completion of Phase 3 trials. This includes the oversight of the development of trial protocols and interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Pourhassan also opened the door for exploring leronlimab (PRO 140) for other indications, most notably, he has been involved in the preclinical and clinical developments of leronlimab in indications for triple-negative breast cancer, colon cancer, GvHD, and NASH.
To advance the drug development of leronlimab, Dr. Pourhassan raised capital for CytoDyn of approximately $200 million over the last 5 years.

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CytoDyn, Inc.

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Birthday

1963 - Tehrān, Iran

Age

58

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Chief Medical Officer, Head of Business Development at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Former Executive Chairman at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer at NewAge, Inc.

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Director at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Director at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Biocide, Inc.

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Director at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at CytoDyn, Inc.

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Managing Director at Debuel Development LLC

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Nader Z. Pourhassan
President & Chief Executive Officer at CytoDyn, Inc.
Education
PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 1998

The University of Utah is a public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. As the state's flagship university, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 92 graduate degree programs. Graduate studies include the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the School of Medicine.The university was established in 1850 as the University of Deseret by the General Assembly of the provisional State of Deseret, making it Utah's oldest institution of higher education.It received its current name in 1892, four years before Utah attained statehood, and moved to its current location in 1900.

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Class of 1990

Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is the largest religious university and third-largest private university in the U.S.

Bachelor of Science Degree
Class of 1985

Utah State University (USU) is a public research university in Logan, Utah. Founded in 1888 as Utah's agricultural college, USU focused on agriculture, domestic arts, and mechanic arts. The university now offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, business, economics, natural resource sciences, as well as nationally ranked elementary & secondary education programs. The university has eight colleges and offers a total of 176 bachelor's degrees, 97 master's degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees. It is a land-grant and space-grant institution accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. USU's main campus is located in Logan with regional campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, and the Uintah Basin. In 2010, the College of Eastern Utah, located in Price, Utah joined the USU system becoming Utah State University College of Eastern Utah (USU Eastern). Throughout Utah, USU operates more than 20 distance education centers. Regional campuses, USU Eastern, and distance education centers provide degrees to more than 40% of the students enrolled. In total, USU has more than 180,000 alumni in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. With more than 16,000 students living on or near campus, USU is the largest public residential campus in Utah. USU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Utah State Aggies. They are members of the Mountain West Conference.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current

CytoDyn, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, which engages in the development of innovative treatments for multiple therapeutic indications based on leronlimab. Its product include HIV, Cancer, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), and COVID-19. The company was founded by Allen D. Allen on May 2, 2002 and is headquartered in Vancouver, WA.

Instructor of Mechanical Engineering
2006 - 2008

Center For Advanced Learning a California not-for-profit corporation is a charter school located in Los Angeles, California that provides kindergarten through fifth grade education.

Instructor
2005 - 2006

Mt. Hood Community College is a school.

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CytoDyn, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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CytoDyn, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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CytoDyn, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Founder at Argonne Capital Group LLC

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