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Marinus Pharmaceuticals’ management team is committed to developing ganaxolone for treatment of drug-resistant seizures and neuropsychiatric disorders in both the hospital and home settings.

julia tsai

Julia has more than 15 years of experience in clinical and drug development and global clinical operations from Phase 1 through Phase 3, in multiple indications within Neurology and Psychiatry.

Julia Tsai, PhD, Vice President Clinical Development

Julia has more than 15 years of experience in clinical and drug development and global clinical operations from Phase 1 through Phase 3, in multiple indications within Neurology and Psychiatry including general epilepsy, posttraumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and orphan diseases such as Fragile X Syndrome, Status Epilepticus, and epileptic encephalopathies (infantile spasms, PCDH19 Pediatric Epilepsy, CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder). As Vice President of Clinical Development, Julia is responsible for clinical protocol and program development, participating in advisory boards and FDA and EMA meetings, and presenting at numerous scientific meetings and conferences. She also oversees NDA- supporting clinical and nonclinical studies and regulatory submissions from pre-IND through End of Phase 2, including orphan drug applications and Pediatric Study Plans. Julia is experienced in strategic development planning, pipeline expansion analysis, preclinical IND-enabling studies, and management of clinical supply operations. Prior to joining Marinus, Julia conducted research in synaptic pathology in Alzheimer’s disease at New York University School of Medicine, Cornell Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Rockefeller University.

Julia is an author of over 50 scientific abstracts and journal publications in neuroscience and psychiatry. She holds a Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics from New York University School of Medicine and received her B.A. from Cornell University.

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