Life Science Success: Life Science Success Frontiers of the Mind: Dr. Tiago Reis Marques on Transforming Psychiatry and Pioneering CNS Therapeutics

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This week on the Life Science Success Podcast, my guest is Dr. Tiago Reis Marques Dr. Marques is a psychiatrist and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pas i thea Therapeutics. Pasithea is developing new molecular entities for the treatment of CNS disorders, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis, Neurofibromatosis type 1 and Noonan syndrome.


On this episode of Life Science Success, Don Davis interviews Dr. Tiago Reis Marques, the CEO of PACEA Therapeutics. They discuss Dr. Marques’s journey in psychiatry, the company’s focus on CNS disorders, their pipeline of drugs targeting neurological conditions like schizophrenia and ALS, and the impact of their research on rare disorders like neurofibromatosis type one. The conversation also touches on leadership advice, inspiration, concerns about global issues, and what excites them.

  • Dr. Tiago Reis Marques, a psychiatrist, is the CEO of Pasithea Therapeutics, a company focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders. His background in medical research and his transition from academia to biotech were driven by a desire to apply his knowledge to develop treatments that benefit patients.
  • Pasithea Therapeutics, co-founded with Professor Steinman from Stanford, aims to create innovative therapies for unmet needs in CNS disorders. The company’s approach balances new drugs targeting novel mechanisms of action with known drugs repurposed for new applications.
  • One of the company’s focuses is on neurofibromatosis type one, a disorder affecting around 100,000 patients in the US, highlighting the company’s commitment to tackling rare and challenging diseases with significant unmet needs.
  • Marques emphasizes the importance of precision psychiatry and targeting specific subtypes of disorders, drawing parallels to how cancer treatments have evolved to focus on specific biomarkers and subtypes, reflecting a broader trend towards personalized medicine.
  • His experiences and work in brain imaging, specifically with positron emission tomography (PET) and psychopharmacology, underscore his multidisciplinary approach to understanding and treating CNS disorders, leveraging his academic background to inform his leadership and strategic direction at Pasithea Therapeutics.

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March 9, 2024

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