Orion P. Keifer, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. is Vice President for Discovery and Translation at CODA Biotherapeutics Inc. in South San Francisco, California. He is a neuroscientist with neurosurgical expertise in small and large animal models, focused on small molecule, biologics, and cell and gene therapies for neurological diseases. Before joining CODA, a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a chemogenetic gene therapy platform to treat neurological diseases, he worked as a consultant translational scientist and surgeon for Above and Beyond, focusing on precision medicine for neurodegenerative disorders. Keifer earned a M.D. and a Ph.D. in neuroscience, a M.S. in brain and cognitive neurosciences, and B.S. degrees in biomedical engineering, applied psychology and applied biology.