Management

Joseph Payne, MSc President and Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Payne, MSc

Joseph E. Payne is President and Chief Executive Officer of Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. He has served on Arcturus’s board of directors since March 2013.  He brings with him an exceptional track record of ushering novel therapeutics to the clinic including targeted RNA medicines utilizing lipid-mediated delivery technologies. Joseph’s background includes over 20 years of cutting-edge drug discovery experience at Merck Research Labs, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kalypsys, and Nitto as evidenced by contributions to over 40 publications and patents, and several investigational new drug (IND) clinical candidates. His academic training includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, magna cum laude from Brigham Young University, a Master of Science in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of Calgary and Executive Training Certification from MIT Sloan School of Management.


Padmanabh Chivukula, PhD Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Padmanabh Chivukula, PhD

Dr. Chivukula serves as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. He has served on Arcturus’s Board since March 2013. Prior to Arcturus, from June 2008 until February 2013, Dr. Chivukula was employed by Nitto Denko Corporation, where his titles included Group Leader and Chief Scientist, and where he led the polymeric RNAi research department. Dr. Chivukula's background includes over 15 years of experience in drug delivery and therapeutic drug development at Nitto Denko Corporation and the University of Utah. Dr. Chivukula has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in lipid-mediated delivery systems and technology.