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June 8, 2022

Episode 12- Shawn Singh CEO, VistaGen Therapeutics

Join us as we talk with CEO of VistaGen Therapeutics, Shawn Singh.  Shawn discusses the current state of depression and anxiety therapeutics and how VistaGen hopes to change the way this unmet need is addressed with a novel new approach.


Join us as we talk with CEO of VistaGen Therapeutics, Shawn Singh.  Shawn discusses the current state of depression and anxiety therapeutics and how VistaGen hopes to change the way this unmet need is addressed with a novel new approach.

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Shawn Singh

CEO, VistaGen Therapeutics

Shawn Singh has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2009; he joined our Board of Directors in 2000. Mr. Singh has nearly 30 years of experience working with private and public biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, a venture capital firm, and a profitable contract research and development organization (CRO), serving in numerous senior management roles. Prior to joining us as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Singh served as President of Artemis Neuroscience, prior to our acquisition of that company, Managing Principal of Cato BioVentures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm, and as Chief Business Officer and General Counsel of Cato Research Ltd (now Cato-SMS), a global CRO. Earlier, Mr. Singh assisted with the IPO of SciClone Pharmaceuticals (formerly NASDAQ: SCLN), a revenue-generating, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company, and served as its Chief Business Officer before departing to form Cato BioVentures with the founders of Cato Research.

He began his career as a corporate finance attorney in the Silicon Valley offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP, with a transaction-focused practice involving both emerging biotechnology and high technology companies. Mr. Singh earned a B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Mr. Singh is a member of the State Bar of California.