Member of Cellworks Board of Directors, Dr. Bill Rutter, brings with him over three decades of experience in Biotechnology and shares our passion for innovation in the life sciences industry. Dr. Rutter is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Synergenics, LLC, Chairman Emeritus of Chiron Corporation and Herzstein Professor of Biochemistry Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rutter previously served as member of the Board of Director of Ciba-Greigy/Novartis and has been instrumental in making Chiron the global biotech power house it is today.
In his academic career, Dr. Rutter was chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rutter and colleagues have published more than 380 scientific articles and holds more than 25 patents. His lab made several early contributions in biotechnology, including the first cloning of the insulin gene; the development of a process for making a vaccine against hepatitis B virus, the first vaccine based on recombinant DNA methodology. Dr. Rutter was elected to the U.S. National Academic of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences more than two decades ago.