Richard A. Lerner
Dr. Lerner has served as a director of OPKO since March 2007. Dr. Lerner served as President of The Scripps Research Institute, a private, non-profit biomedical research organization, from 1986 until 2011 and is currently serving as an institute professor. Dr. Lerner is a member of numerous scientific associations, including the National Academy of Science and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Lerner serves as director of Sequenom, Inc. (Nasal: SQNM), a life sciences company. He is also on the Board of Directors for Intra-Cellular Therapies, a privately held biotechnology company, and the board of Teva (NYSE:TEVA). He previously served as a director of Kraft Foods, Inc. and Xencor, a privately held biotechnology company, and on the Siemens’ Advisory Board for Molecular Medicine of Siemens AG. As a result of Dr. Lerner’s long tenure as President of a major biomedical research organization, he provides valuable business, scientific, leadership, and management expertise that helps drive strategic direction and expansion at OPKO. His experience and training as a physician and a scientist enables him to bring valuable advice to the board, including a critical perspective on drug discovery and development and providing a fundamental understanding of the potential pathways contributing to disease.
Biotechnolgy, chemistry, bio chemistry