Dr. Donald McCarthy holds a PhD in Immunology and Biochemistry from the State University of New York in Albany. He did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. Following his fellowship, Donnie co-founded Empire Biotechnologies, a GI therapeutics company, and AMP Biotech Research, a research group providing diligence to public investors.
He was also a Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Life Science Angels where he helped source and evaluate new deals. He was a Managing Director at Panorama Research, where he oversaw the strategy and development of several wholly owned subsidiaries. In addition, he was an Advisor to KCK Group, where he provided diligence for potential investments in therapeutics companies. Most recently Donnie was a Partner at Global Founders Capital where he founded, and invested in, multiple therapeutics companies.