David-Alexandre C. Gros, MD | Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Gros has served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Eledon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Novus Therapeutics, Inc.) since September 2020. He joined Eledon Pharmaceuticals from Imbria Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he served as Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to Imbria, Dr. Gros was President and Chief Operating Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Chief Business and Principal Financial Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Chief Strategy Officer of Sanofi, S.A. Before joining Sanofi, Dr. Gros held leadership positions in healthcare investment banking at Centerview Partners, LLC, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., and in healthcare consulting at McKinsey & Company. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Eliem Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company which he co-founded, and of Saint Jean Groupe, S.A., a leading French manufacturer of pasta products since 1935. Dr. Gros earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.
Steven Perrin, PhD | President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Perrin was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Anelixis Therapeutics, Inc. before joining Eledon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Novus Therapeutics, Inc.) He has 20 years of drug development experience, having held R&D positions at the Hoechst-Ariad Genomics Center, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Biogen Idec, Inc. Over the past decade, Dr. Perrin has worked with the ALS Therapy Development Institute to develop the world’s largest ALS drug development program, bridging preclinical and clinical programs. Dr. Perrin earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University Medical Center, where he also started his career as Associate Professor of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College.
John Herberger | Vice President, Technical Operations
Mr. Herberger has served as Vice President, Technical Operations of Eledon since May 2022. Prior to joining Eledon, Mr. Herberger served as Senior Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology of Spark Therapeutics. Prior to joining Sparks Therapeutics, he served 21 years at Amgen where he held numerous leadership roles in drug delivery & formulation, device development, technology transfer and global operations. Mr. Herberger previously served on the University of Rhode Island College of Environmental & Life Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council and Bio Science Leaders Forum. Prior to joining Amgen, Mr. Herberger was a Research Scientist at Alkermes Inc., where he contributed to the development of novel drug delivery systems and authored several publications and patents in the field. Mr. Herberger began his career as a founding member of the Institute of Molecular Biology. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Albany, State University of New York.