Herbert Boyer

Dr. Boyer, a founder of Genentech who is currently retired, served as a director of Genentech from 1976 to June 1999, when he resigned from the Board in connection with the redemption of our special common stock. He was reelected to the Board in September 1999. He served as a vice president of Genentech from 1976 to 1991. Dr. Boyer, a professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco from 1976 to 1991, demonstrated the usefulness of recombinant DNA technology to produce medicines economically, which laid the groundwork for Genentech’s development. Dr. Boyer has received numerous awards for his research, including the BayBio Pantheon Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, National Medal of Science from President George Bush in 1990, the National Medal of Technology in 1989, and the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 1980. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2001, Dr. Boyer was elected to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. In addition, Dr. Boyer serves as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of Allergan, Inc.


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