CytRx Corporation names Daniel Levitt COO
Going forward, Dr. Levitt will continue to serve as CytRx's Chief Medical Officer, a role he has held in since joining CytRx in 2009.
Dr. Levitt has more than 24 years of senior management experience. He served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to that, Dr. Levitt was Chief Medical Officer and Head of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, managing clinical trials for four programs and overseeing multi-country regulatory strategies.
He was also Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development at Affymax, Inc., where he spearheaded all aspects of that company’s research, development, and commercialization operations, and he spent six years at Protein Design Labs, Inc., completing his tenure as that firm’s President and Head of Research and Development.
Dr. Levitt’s past experience includes a position as Head of Drug Development at Geron Corporation, and Head of the Cytokine Development Unit and Global Clinical Oncology at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and as Director, Clinical Oncology and Immunology at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc.
Dr. Levitt graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.
He earned both his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received 10 major research awards and authored or co-authored nearly 200 papers and abstracts. ■