Richard Scheller is executive vice president, Research and Early Development at Genentech. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the strategy for Genentech's research, drug discovery, business development and early development activities (through proof of concept in the clinic). Scheller also serves on Genentech's Research Review Committee. Scheller is a member of Genentech's executive committee and the Enlarged Roche Corporate Executive Committee.
Scheller joined Genentech in 2001 as senior vice president, Research, and was promoted to executive vice president, Research in 2003, and appointed chief scientific officer in June 2008. He assumed his current role in May 2009. Prior to joining Genentech, Scheller was appointed to the position of professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Biological Sciences in 1993 and as an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 1994. Scheller received his first academic appointment to Stanford University in 1982.
Scheller's work has earned him numerous awards, including the 1997 National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology and the 2010 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and has served on numerous advisory boards, including the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institutes of Health. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Scheller received his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and was awarded his doctorate in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where he was also a postdoctoral fellow, Division of Biology. Scheller was also a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons.
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Last Updated: Mon, Apr 18, 2011
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