Dr Keats Nelms

Dr Keats Nelms (PhD) is Director of Business Development at The Australian National University (ANU). He worked at the NIH, at G.D. Searle & Co. as well as at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (ANU). He was the co-founder of Phenomix Corporation (San Diego, USA), and director of Phenomix Australia, the largest privately held biotechnology start-up company ever founded in Australia to facilitate drug development from a forward genetics screen. In 2005, the company raised US$40 million. Dr Nelms will provide expert advice on commercialisation opportunities throughout the life of the centre.