SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Plex Pharmaceuticals (registered as CalAsia Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arthur L. Horwich, MD as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Horwich is The Sterling Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics in the Department of Genetics, Yale University School of Medicine and is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including The Albert and Mary Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, The Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science, The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine and the 2016 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
"We are delighted to have Dr. Horwich join Plex," said Dr. Allan E. Rubenstein, MD, Chairman. "His strong experience in basic biology and translational research in the field of molecular chaperones combined with clinical expertise will greatly accelerate Plex's goal toward advancing our early stage drug discovery programs into identification of preclinical and clinical candidates as treatments for neurodegenerative disorders."