John P. Longenecker, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Dr. John P. Longenecker brings 30 years of executive management experience to Aileron. John’s leadership experience extends from operations and R&D to commercial launch, venture funding, secondary public offerings and corporate partnering. He is the Founder and President of JPL Biotech, a biopharma/pharmaceutical consulting firm, and serves on the Board of Directors of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He was CEO and Director of HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, a private biotech, and Favrille, Inc., a publicly listed biotech. Previously, Dr. Longenecker was President and Chief Operating Officer of DepoTech, and oversaw its acquisition by SkyePharma (predecessor to Pacira), where he served as President of U.S. Operations. Dr. Longenecker received a B.S. from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The Australian National University. He did his post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University.