Amylyx Pharmaceuticals Inc
United States of America
Dr. Cheng joined Morningside in 2006 and focuses on biopharmaceutical and healthcare investments. He is currently a director of Liquidia Technologies, Cognoa, K-Gen, Artugen Therapeutics, Cognito Therapeutics, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, NuCana BioMed, and Atea Pharmaceuticals. Previously he was a board member of Advanced Cell Diagnostics (sold to Bio-Techne) and board observer of Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX) and Argos Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARGS). Prior to joining Morningside, Dr. Cheng was Director of Research and Development at Serica Technologies, a Morningside portfolio company which was sold to Allergan. In addition, Dr. Cheng was previously an Associate Director at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. Dr. Cheng received his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship, which supported his research under Dr. Rudy Tanzi at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School.
mylyx is developing a proprietary therapeutic for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases that targets the neuroinflammation and nerve cell death that characterize these disorders. The company’s therapeutic, AMX0035, is a proprietary combination of existing compounds that Amylyx has demonstrated have synergistic effects in preventing nerve cell death and neurotoxic inflammation in multiple preclinical models.