Herb Boyer

Co-Founder at Genentech, Inc.

Herb Boyer

Herb Boyer

Co-Founder at Genentech, Inc.

Career Highlights

Genentech, Inc.

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07/10/1936 - Derry, PA



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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Genentech, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer, Roche Pharmaceuticals at Genentech, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Genentech, Inc.

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Senior Vice President, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Legal Affairs, North America at Genentech, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Scripps Research Institute

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Faculty Member, Department of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Chief Executive Officer at Roche Holding AG

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President at The Rockefeller University

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Chief Financial & Information Technology Officer at Roche Holding AG

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Herb Boyer
Co-Founder at Genentech, Inc.
Class of 1963

The University of Pittsburgh is among the nation's oldest and most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences as well as professional fields. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America

BS in Biology & Chemistry
Class of 1958

Saint Vincent College is an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. Its mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education for men and women to enable them to integrate their professional aims with the broader purposes of human life. The programs, activities, and encounters that make up student life at Saint Vincent College encourage the intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes and personal aspirations of students to mature harmoniously.

Graduate Work

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.


The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Career History
1976 - Current

Genentech, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for life-threatening medical conditions. It studies various areas including oncology, immunology, neuroscience, ophthalmic diseases, microbial pathogenesis, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and opportunistic areas. The company was founded by Herb W. Boyer, Kenneth B. Lee and Robert A. Swanson in 1976 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry & Biophysics
1966 - Current

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences. Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is unique for being the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences. Some of UCSF's treatment centers include kidney transplants and liver transplantation, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, gene therapy, women's health, fetal surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine.


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the U.S. HHMI has an endowment of $16.1 billion of which the Institute spent $800 million for research and distributed $119 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2012

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
1994 - 2013

Allergan, Inc. operated as a global healthcare company. It engaged in the development and commercialization of specialty pharmaceutical, medical device ,and over-the-counter products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, obesity intervention, urological, and other specialty markets. The company was founded by Gavin S. Herbert in 1950 and headquartered in Irvine, CA.

President, Board of Directors
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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The National Academies of Science operates as a private non-profit organization that provides advice in sciences, engineering and medicine. It conducted through seven major program areas: Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Earth and Life Studies, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Health and Medicine, Policy and Global Affairs, Transportation Research Board, and the Gulf Research Program. The company was founded on March 3, 1863 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Awards & Honors
National Medal of Science
Industrial Research Institute - IRI Medal
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
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