Vice President, Drug Development
Alto Neuroscience, Inc
Dr Morimoto has over 25 years of industry experience in leading project teams in the development of innovative medicines, providing guidance in the design and execution of preclinical, manufacturing, clinical and regulatory activities with a therapeutic focus in neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS and frontotemporal dementias. Previously, Bruce held leadership roles at Alkahest, Celerion, Cerecin and Allon Therapeutics, and works closely with the Michael J Fox Foundation, chairing one of their scientific review panels. He is an advisor to several biotech companies helping to move their programs into clinical development and drug registration.
Bruce started his career on the faculty in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University where his independent research focused on neuronal signal transduction. Bruce earned his doctorate in biochemistry from UCLA and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley.