Vice President of Drug Development
Mr. Wight has served as Milestone’s Vice President of Drug Development since 2011. He is a seasoned drug development professional with over 25 years of experience in key strategic drug development roles in academia, and the pharmaceutical and the CRO industries. Mr. Wight began his career in academia, conducting research in pulmonary physiology at McGill University and the Université de Montréal. He then joined the pharmaceutical industry with Sandoz (now Novartis), then moved to Searle (now Pfizer). He later joined the CRO industry with MDS Pharma Services (now Celerion).
During his career, Mr. Wight worked in many different therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, CNS and metabolic disorders. Most recently at Celerion, Mr. Wight was a Senior Director responsible for the strategic and operational oversight of entire drug development programs from discovery through clinical proof of concept for Celerion clients, including therapies for type 2 diabetes, spinal cord injury, hepatocellular carcinoma and acute bacterial infection.
Mr. Wight received his BS in Bio-Physical Education from Concordia University and his MS in Physiology from McGill University.