Scientific Management

Vladimir Khazak Igor Astsaturov Eric Golemis


CSO, chief scientific officer

Dr. Khazak is an experienced biologist with more than 20 years of working in multiple biopharmaceutical companies. He is co-founder and CSO of NexusPharma, heading biology research and development.


FCCC, Philadelphia

Dr. Astsaturov is an MD, Ph.D. scientific advisory board member of NexusPharma, as well as a physician at FCCC. He is a Co-Director of Marvin & Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute. His clinical expertise is in gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic, colorectal, and liver cancer.


FCCC, Philadelphia

Dr. Erica Golemis is a scientific advisory board member of NexusPharma. Erica is Deputy Chief Scientific Officer planning the future of cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.


We are supported by a highly regarded international network of scientific collaborators, development experts, and other expert advisors, enabling a “virtual” development framework with:

  • Specific biological expertise at universities and institutions such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Munich, Germany

  • Collaborations on animal models and further drug development through the National Cancer Institute

  • Animal pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics studies, and custom medicinal chemistry, through contract research organizations (CROs)