People: Cytokinetics Inc (CYTK.O)
12 Dec 2013
Dr. Wendell Wierenga, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Cytokinetics Inc., since February 9, 2011. Since June 2011, Dr. Wierenga has served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Santarus, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Ambit Biosciences Corporation. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Wierenga served as Chief Executive Officer of Syrrx, Inc. (now part of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company). From 1990 to 2000, he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences, Technologies and Development at Parke-Davis/Warner Lambert (now Pfizer, Inc.) Prior to that, Dr. Wierenga spent 16 years at Upjohn Pharmaceuticals in research and drug discovery roles, most recently as Executive Director of Discovery Research. Dr. Wierenga has served on the Board of Directors of XenoPort, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since 2001 and on the Board of Directors of Onyx Pharmaceutics, Inc. since 1996. Dr. Wierenga holds a B.A. from Hope College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University.
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