Roger has 30 years of management and drug development expertise from his leading roles in preclinical and clinical drug development programs, regulatory strategy and interactions, funding, and outsourcing to specialist service providers. With his experience in basic research, large and small pharma, and CRO settings he provides valuable insight into business and R&D operations for pharma/biotech companies. His specific therapeutic areas of expertise are in diabetes, oncology, gene therapy, and cardiovascular indications. He is currently President and Co-Founder at BioKier and was previously CEO at Plakous Therapeutics and Senior Scientist in Clinical Development at Cato Research. Roger received a PhD in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from Melbourne University and completed Postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and at Burroughs Wellcome.