Shieh-Shung Tom Chen Ph.D.
Dr. Tom Chen has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2017. He served as vice president at Optimer Biotechnology Inc. from 2005 until he retired in October 2009. Prior to that, Dr. Tom Chen served as the head of the drug development program at the Development Center for Biotechnology in Taiwan from 2002 to 2005. Before that, Dr. Tom Chen held the roles of Senior Microbiologist, Research Fellow, and Senior Investigation in drug discovery and development programs at Merck Research Laboratories between 1981 and 2001.
Dr. Tom Chen received a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.