Occam Places Kimberly Scearce-Levie as Chief Development Officer of Cajal Neuroscience
Cajal Neuroscience, a biotechnology company integrating human genetics, functional genomics and advanced microscopy to discover novel targets and therapeutics for neurodegeneration, launched in November of 2022 with the completion of a $96 million Series A financing led by The Column Group and Lux Capital, with additional participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Evotec, Bristol Myers Squibb, Alexandria Venture Investments, Dolby Family Ventures and other investors.
Kimberly Scearce-Levie joins Cajal from Denali Therapeutics where, as one of the first two dozen pioneering employees to leave Genentech to start this newco, she was an active ingredient in that company’s marvelous transformation from a private, discovery focused play into a leading CNS clinical stage, publicly traded entity.
At Cajal, Kimberly will partner closely with founding CSO, Ian Peikon, and CEO, Nacho Muñoz-Sanjuán, to play an integral role in shaping Cajal’s translational strategy as it matures from a discovery platform into a product company.
About Occam Global
Occam Global is an executive recruiting and leadership advisory firm with specialties across technological fields including Biotech, TechBio, AI-ML, Cell/Gene Therapy, Diagnostics/Genomics, Medical Devices, Research Tools, Digital Health, Alternative Energy, AgTech, EdTech, Robotics as well as adjacencies within Venture Capital and Private Equity. Occam helps build leadership teams that meet the demands of the rapidly developing, competitive, and challenging industries it serves. Occam Global recruits leading C-Suite executives and board members for the most exciting and innovative clients across the world with a specific focus on the UK, Continental Europe, the US, and Asia.