Chief Science Officer
Nebojsa Janjic, Ph.D. is the Chief Science Officer at SomaLogic.
Prior to joining SomaLogic, Dr. Janjic was the Founder and CSO of Replidyne, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on the development of novel small-molecule antibacterial agents. He currently serves as an advisor and Chairman of the Board of Crestone, Inc., the successor company of Replidyne. Prior to Replidyne, he was among the initial group of scientists to join NeXagen, which later became NeXstar Pharmaceuticals. As the Senior Director of Drug Discovery at NeXstar, he was responsible for creating a pipeline of aptamer-based drug candidates for pre-clinical and clinical development. His contributions included the discovery and early development of Macugen, a first-in-class, FDA-approved treatment for macular degeneration that was named Innovative Pharmaceutical Product of the Year in 2005.
Dr. Janjic received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and doctorate in physical organic chemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla as a Cancer Research Institute Fellow.