Scott Thacher

Entrepreneur & CEO of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals

Location
Greater San Diego Area
Industry
Biotechnology

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Scott Thacher's Overview

Current
  • CEO at Orphagen Pharmaceuticals
  • Board of Directors at Io Therapeutics
  • President at San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange
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Scott Thacher's Experience

CEO

Orphagen Pharmaceuticals

April 2001Present (13 years 6 months) San Diego

Orphagen Pharmaceuticals is an emerging R&D-based pharmaceutical company located in San Diego, California.

The Company addresses major unmet medical needs by developing innovative small molecule drugs targeting orphan nuclear receptors. We have hits and leads to several orphan nuclear receptors in various stages of preclinical discovery research.

To date, Orphagen has secured $5 M in external grant funding and a major corporate partnership to support its drug discovery programs.

Board of Directors

Io Therapeutics

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months)

President

San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months)

Research Investigator/Principal Investigator

Allergan

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AGN; Pharmaceuticals industry

March 1993March 2001 (8 years 1 month)

Directed research programs in retinoid therapeutics for acne, psoriasis, and diabetes. Member of management team for alliances with Warner-Lambert (in diabetes) and Cytochroma (topical agents for acne).

Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard School of Public Health

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19801984 (4 years)

Scott Thacher's Education

Harvard University

Ph.D., Biophysics

Stanford University

BS, Physics

Activities and Societies: News Editor, Stanford Daily

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