Steve Worland is the founder and CEO of San Diego-based eFFECTOR Therapeutics. He was previously the CEO and board member of Anadys Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Worland joined Anadys in 2001 as Chief Scientific Officer and served as President, Pharmaceuticals prior to being named CEO. Prior to joining Anadys, Dr. Worland was Vice President, Head of Antiviral Research at Agouron Pharmaceuticals, a Pfizer Company. Dr. Worland was at Agouron from 1988 through the acquisition of Agouron by Warner-Lambert in 1999, where he held various positions and responsibilities that culminated with him assuming global responsibility for anti-infective strategy as Vice President for Warner-Lambert. At Agouron, Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, Dr. Worland led teams responsible for discovery and clinical development in the areas of HIV, HCV and respiratory infections. Dr. Worland was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology at Harvard University from 1985 to 1988. He received his B.S. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
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June 13, 2019
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