Mersana Strengthens Board of Directors Leadership with Appointment of Willard H. Dere, M.D., Professor at the University of Utah and Retired Chief Medical Officer of Amgen
Dr. Dere brings to Mersana more than three decades of research, clinical and regulatory biopharmaceutical leadership experience. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine, Executive Director of Personalized Health, and Co-director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dere also spent twenty-five years in leadership positions at
"As we advance our two novel clinical oncology programs, continue to grow our pipeline and expand our platform, Will’s broad R&D experience will be an invaluable resource for Mersana,” said Anna Protopapas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mersana. "We are delighted to welcome Will to our board and know that Mersana will benefit enormously from his comprehensive research and clinical development experience.”
"I am very excited for the opportunity to join the Mersana Board and work closely with the management team to help the Company fulfill its mission of delivering transformative therapies to cancer patients," said Dr. Dere. "The Mersana team has rapidly progressed their novel ADC-based programs, which have shown tremendous potential, and taken significant steps towards executing on their promise to create clinically meaningful therapies for cancer patients.”
Dr. Dere serves as the Professor of Internal Medicine, B. Lue and Hope S. Bettilyon Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine for
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