Our Neuroscience Leadership Team
BILL MARTIN, PH.D.
GLOBAL THERAPEUTIC AREA HEAD
Bill Martin, Ph.D., is Global Therapeutic Area Head for Neuroscience at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, one of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Janssen R&D, Bill was President and Chief Executive Officer of Blackthorn Therapeutics, and previously served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer and Head of R&D. He co-founded Blackthorn, which integrates computational and clinical neuroscience and applies a precision medicine approach to creating novel therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.
Before Blackthorn, Bill held multiple leadership positions at Theravance Biopharma, including leading the company’s research portfolio planning initiative and serving as a member of the strategic partnership team and project team leader for an advanced clinical stage CNS program. He began his career at Merck, where he contributed to the strategic direction of the company’s Neuroscience franchise.
Bill is a member of the Board of Directors for Brown University’s Carney Institute for Brain Science and has held leadership positions in the Society for Neuroscience, the American Physiology Society and the International Brain Research Organization. He has published extensively on neuroscience and brain disorders, with more than 75 publications in scientific journals.
Bill received a bachelor’s in Psychology from Swarthmore College and a doctorate in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco.
Bill Martin, Ph.D.
Global Therapeutic Area Head
GUY R. SEABROOK, PH.D.
VICE PRESIDENT & GLOBAL LEAD
NEUROSCIENCE EXTERNAL INNOVATION
JOHNSON & JOHNSON INNOVATION CALIFORNIA
Guy R. Seabrook, Ph.D. joined Janssen in 2012. His role as the Neuroscience Lead for the newly formed Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California is to help co-create and implement the external innovation plan to deliver the Neuroscience Therapeutic Area R&D Strategy. This includes solidifying Janssen’s place as an ideal partner in a highly competitive landscape of external collaborations. Our goals are to identify the best opportunities for value-generating collaborations and develop an industry-leading portfolio of investment opportunities. This involves the cultivation of a strong scientific network of experts in the global innovation community. He has more than 23 years of experience in drug discovery research, which includes preclinical research on marketed products and candidates in clinical development. Formerly, Guy was part of Eli Lilly’s Global External Research & Development (GER&D) organization where he led the GER&D team for the Lilly Bio-Medicines Business Unit, and also at Merck & Co, Inc., where he was the Head of the West Point Department of Alzheimer's Disease Research. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1987, and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in Miami, Florida.
Guy R. Seabrook, Ph.D.
Vice President & Global Lead
Neuroscience External Innovation
Johnson & Johnson Innovation California
Lucinda (Cindy) Warren is Vice President, Business Development, Neuroscience, which includes scientific finding, licensing transactions, mergers, acquisition, out licensing and alliance management.
With more than 23 years of broad industry experience, Lucinda began her pharmaceutical career in Canada. In 1999, she joined the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and has held various United States and Global roles of increasing responsibilities, including Sales, Marketing, New Product Development, Alliance Management, and Business Development Leadership. Lucinda has been responsible for the leadership and oversight of some of Janssen’s longest and largest global commercial alliances.
Prior to joining the Janssen Development Leadership Team, Lucinda led the Immunology Business Unit in Australia, returning to the U.S. in 2014 as Vice President, Alliance Management, responsible for leading the Pharmaceutical portfolio of collaborations.
Lucinda earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, Canada.