President, Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas C. Nicolaides Ph.D. is a co-founder of Morphotek. Dr. Nicolaides co-invented morphogenics, a whole genome evolution technology that became the basis of Morphotek. He is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award® winner (2007) for his innovations and contributions to the life science industry in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Prior to joining Morphotek, Dr. Nicolaides was Director of Research at the Magainin Institute of Molecular Medicine, a division of Magainin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Nicolaides' scientific background is in human molecular genetics, where he has studied and authored many scientific papers on the molecular and genetic basis of cancer and respiratory disease. He currently serves as an advisor on several institutional boards.
Dr. Nicolaides received his Ph.D. in genetics at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA and continued his post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.