Dr. Chen has served as our Chief Medical Officer since August 2018. Previously, he served as Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of Pfenex Inc., a clinical-stage development and licensing biotechnology company, from May 2017 to August 2018, and as the Chief Medical Officer of Pfenex from November 2014 until May 2017. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Chen served as Vice President, Clinical Development of Aileron Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing and advancing drugs using novel peptide-stabilizing technologies. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Vice President, Translational Medicine of Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of microRNA therapeutics. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Chen served as Director, Clinical Research and Senior Director, Clinical Research and Corporate Development of Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drug candidates for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and other diseases. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Associate Director, Medical Sciences of Amgen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and manufacturing of innovative human therapeutics. Additionally, from 2002 to 2012, Dr. Chen served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. From 2001 to 2004, he served as a Staff Research Investigator, Staff Scientist, and Research Scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Chen received his medical residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1995 to 1998, his M.D. from Columbia University in 1995 and his B.A.S. in political science and biological sciences from Stanford University in 1991.
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