People: Biogen Inc (BIIB.O)
24 Apr 2015
Dr. Douglas E. Williams, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President - Research and Development of Biogen Idec Inc., since January 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Williams held several senior executive positions at ZymoGenetics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, including Chief Executive Officer and Director, from January 2009 to October 2010; President and Chief Scientific Officer, from July 2007 to January 2009; and Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer, from 2004 to July 2007. Prior to that, he held leadership positions within the biotechnology industry, including Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 2003 to 2004, and Senior Vice President and Washington Site Leader at Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company, in 2002. Dr. Williams also served in a series of scientific and senior leadership positions during a decade at Immunex Corp., a biopharmaceutical company, including Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of Discovery Research, Vice President of Research and Development, and as a director. Prior to that, Dr. Williams served on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute, in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Williams serves on the boards of directors of Regulus Therapeutics Inc. and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, both life sciences companies. Dr. Williams received his B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Ph.D. in physiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Roswell Park Memorial Institute Division.
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