Prof. Richard Alan Lerner
Prof. Richard Alan Lerner, M.D., joined Teva’s Board of Directors in February 2012.
Prof. Richard Alan Lerner, M.D. joined Teva’s Board of Directors in February 2012. Prof. Lerner served as President of The Scripps Research Institute from 1987 until January 2012, and is currently a member of its Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, where he is an Institute Professor and the Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Immunochemistry. Prof. Lerner served as a director of Kraft Foods, Inc. from 2005 until 2012. He currently serves as a director of Opko Health, Inc. and Sequenom, Inc. Prof. Lerner has been the recipient of numerous honors and prizes, including the Parke-Davis Award in 1978, the San Marino Prize in 1990 and the Wolf Prize in Chemistry for 1995. Prof. Lerner was awarded the California Scientist of the Year Award in 1996 and the University of California Presidential Medal in 2002. Prof. Lerner is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the United States National Academy of Sciences, and holds honorary doctorates from esteemed academic institutions, including the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Oxford University. Prof. Lerner did undergraduate work at Northwestern University, received B.M.S. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University Medical School in 1964 and interned at Palo Alto Stanford Hospital from 1964 to 1965. With his long tenure as president of a major biomedical research organization, and experience as a physician and a scientist, Prof. Lerner provides valuable business, scientific and management expertise.