Dr. Lydon is a co-founder and Chairman of Recludix and has served as a member of our board of directors and as a scientific advisor since 2019. Dr. Lydon is also a scientific founder of Blueprint Medicines and has served as a member of their board of directors since April 2011. Dr. Lydon is a co-founder of AnaptysBio Inc. and served as a scientific advisor and member of its board of directors between 2006 and 2019. From 2003 to 2009, he served as a scientific advisor and member of the board of directors of Ambit Biosciences Corp., a biopharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Lydon served as vice president, small molecule drug discovery, at Amgen, Inc., or Amgen. Prior to joining Amgen, Dr. Lydon founded Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Kinetix, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of selective protein kinase inhibitors, which was acquired by Amgen in 2000, and served as Kinetix’s chief executive officer and as a member of its board of directors. Prior to founding Kinetix, he worked for Ciba-Giegy AG (now Novartis AG) where he was responsible for the tyrosine protein kinase program, including the discovery and preclinical development of imatinib. Dr. Lydon, has been awarded the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, the Kettering Price from the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation and the Japan Prize for his role in the development of imatinib. Dr. Lydon received a B.S. in biochemistry and zoology from the University of Leeds, England, and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Medical Sciences Institute, University of Dundee, Scotland.
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