Position: Board Member
Dr. Stephen P. Squinto, Ph.D., serves as a Venture Partner of OrbiMed Advisors, L.L.C.
Dr. Squinto co-founded Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1992 and served as its Executive Vice President from August 2000 to January 1, 2015 and Chief Global Operations Officer from May 2013 to January 1, 2015.
He served as Head of Research and Development at Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. from June 2007 to 2013.
He served as the Head of Research at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since August 2000 and as Head of Clinical Development since June 26, 2007. Dr. Squinto worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer from March 1998 to July 2000, Vice President of Research of Molecular Sciences from August 1994 to March 1998, Senior Director of Molecular Sciences from July 1993 to July 1994, and Director of Molecular Development from 1992 to July 1993.
From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Squinto held various positions at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., served as Senior Scientist and Assistant Head of the Discovery Group.
From 1986 to 1989, Dr. Squinto was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Louisiana State University Medical Center.
His work has led to over 70 scientific papers in the fields of gene regulation, growth factor biology and gene transfer. He has been a Director of Arvinas, Inc. since October 2015.
He has been a Director of Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. since April 2015 and TherAchon SAS since September 30, 2015.
He also served as a Director of the BRDC since 1997. He served as Director of Arradial, Inc.
He has over 25 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, as both a scientist and senior executive.
His work is primarily in the fields of regulation of eukaryotic gene expression, mammalian gene expression systems and growth receptor and signal transduction biology.
He is a recipient of numerous honors and awards from academic and professional organizations for his scientific work. Dr. Squinto received his B.A. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Loyola University of Chicago.