People: Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NBIX.OQ)
21 Oct 2016
Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, M.D., serves as an Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since April 1999. Dr. Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer Attending Physician in Hematology-Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Sherwin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Biogen Idec, Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Verastem, Inc. and Vical Incorporated and is also a member of the board and chairman emeritus of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Previously Dr. Sherwin was chairman and chief executive officer of Cell Genesys, a cancer immunotherapy company, from 1990 until the company’s merger with BioSante Pharmaceuticals in 2009. He was also a co-founder and chairman of Abgenix, an antibody company which was acquired by Amgen in 2006, and co-founder and chairman of Ceregene, a gene therapy company which was acquired by Sangamo Biosciences in 2013. From 1983 to 1990, Dr. Sherwin held various positions in clinical research at Genentech, most recently that of Vice President. Prior to 1983, he was on the staff of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Sherwin holds a B.A. in biology summa cum laude from Yale University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
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