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NEMUS Bioscience, Inc.

NEMUS Bioscience Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing new chemical entities from a class of chemically diverse compounds called cannabinoids.

Meet Our Team


Avtar Dhillon , , M.D. , , Board Member-Executive Chairman

Dr. Dhillon is also the Executive Chairman for Emerald Life Sciences and the former President and CEO of Inovio Pharmaceutics Inc. He is a life sciences entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience building public companies.

Brian Murphy , , MD, MPH, MBA , , Member – Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Murphy has more than 15 years experience in drug development and evaluation, both from the academic and industry perspective. He most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer of Eiger Biosciences. Previously, Dr. Murphy was Chief Medical Officer at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) where his responsibilities also included oversight of Global Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance. Dr. Murphy also served as Medical Director, then Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Strategy of Hepatology for InterMune, Inc. (ITMN). Prior to InterMune, Dr. Murphy was Medical Director of North America for Antivirals/Interferons at Hoffmann-LaRoche. Prior to joining industry, Dr. Murphy was Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and was Director of the Clinical Strategies Programs at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, the lead hospital of the Catholic Healthcare Network of New York. Dr. Murphy is board-certified in internal medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center and served as Chief Medical Resident in the Boston University program. He went on to complete parallel fellowship tracts at Harvard Medical School, one in internal medicine/clinical epidemiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the other in medical ethics addressing issues of distributive justice and access to care. Dr. Murphy earned his MD, MPH (general public health), and MS (pharmacology) degrees from New York Medical College and is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH in Health Policy and Management). He earned his MBA at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Punit Dhillon , , B.A. , , Member – Board of Directors

Mr. Dhillon is the co-founder of OnoSec Medical, Inc. and the former Vice President of Finance and Operations at Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has extensive management experience spanning corporate finance and M&A to strategy implementation.

Jim Heppell , , B.Sc., LLB , , Member – Board of Directors

Mr. Heppell is the former founder, CEO and director of BC Advantage Life Sciences I fund and is currently a director at a number of public and private life science companies. Mr. Heppell has extensive experience in corporate finance law.

    Management Team

    Meet our team of industry veterans working together to ensure Nemus Bioscience Inc. remains a leading biopharmaceutical company.

    Meet Our Management Team

    Board of Directors

    Meet our Board of Directors, the team responsible for review and oversight of Nemus strategy and management.

    Meet Our Board of Directors