About Us

Blacksmiths of Modern Medicine

For thousands of years, blacksmiths have made critical contributions to society through hard-work and invention by producing items necessary for everyday life such as cooking utensils, nails, weapons and horseshoes. They craft these items from raw metal by heating it in a forge until it can be shaped by their tools. At Blacksmith Medicines, we seek to honor that age-old tradition of hard-work and invention through the discovery and development of small molecule inhibitors of metal-dependent enzymes using our modern toolset.

Seth Cohen, Ph.D.
Scientific Co-Founder
David Puerta, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, COO & VP Discovery
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO

Board of Directors

Brian Dorsey, M.S.
Partner of Magna
Sci Ventures
Mario Polywka, D.Phil.
Former COO
of Evotec AG
John Schmid, MBA
Former CFO of Trius and
Auspex Pharmaceuticals
Steve Worland, Ph.D.
President and CEO of
eFFECTOR Therapeutics
Zachary Zimmerman, Ph.D.
CEO of
Blacksmith Medicines