Howard W. Robin

President & Chief Executive Officer at Nektar Therapeutics

Howard W. Robin

Howard W. Robin

President & Chief Executive Officer at Nektar Therapeutics

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Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
Berlex, Inc.
Nektar Therapeutics

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Vice Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Schering Berlin, Inc.

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Founder at Numenor Ventures LLC

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Lecturer in Management at Stanford University - Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Nektar Therapeutics

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Co-Founder at Incyte Corp.

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Founder at Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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University Provost & Senior Vice President Academic Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Director & Vice Chairman-Food Governing Body at Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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Former Executive Chairman of the Board & Interim Chief Executive Officer at EXACT Sciences Corp.

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Howard W. Robin
President & Chief Executive Officer at Nektar Therapeutics
B.S. in Accounting & Finance
Class of 1974

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university founded in 1942. Fairleigh Dickinson University is the first American university to own and operate an international campus and currently offers more than 100 individual degree programs to its students. The school has four campuses, two in New Jersey (United States), and one in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey's largest private institution of higher education with 12,000+ students. The university has two campuses in New Jersey: the College at Florham in Madison, which is on the former estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly, and the Metropolitan Campus, close to New York City and spanning the Hackensack River in Teaneck and Hackensack.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current

Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients. Its product pipeline consists of drug candidates across a number of therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology. Nektar's research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates. Its drug candidates are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient.

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
2001 - 2006

Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. creates potent and stable siRNA compounds that are delivered into human cells resulting in the silencing of genes and viruses responsible for human diseases. The firm creates RNAi- based therapies to treat patients. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Corporate Vice President & General Manager
1991 - Prior

Berlex Laboratory

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BayBio brings together the collective strength and experience of the world’s most innovative and productive life science cluster, helping companies grow, connect and advocate to solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. BayBio provides comprehensive support and solutions tailored to the unique needs of nearly 1000 Bay Area life science companies and institutions, delivering tangible value through group purchasing savings, capital access, government affairs & advocacy, networking and best-practice sharing. BayBio also supports the future of bioscience innovation through the BayBio Institute’s work in science education, career development and entrepreneurship.

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Merck & Co., Inc. purchases Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.

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New York City, NY
2013 UBS Global Healthcare Conference

Grand Hyatt New York-New York, NY
2012 UBS Global Life Sciences Conference

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