John E. Leonard, Ph.D.
Vice President, Product Development
In 1997 Dr. John Leonard was promoted to Vice President, Preclinical Product Development, and in 2001 he assumed his present responsibilities, managing product development activities for the corporation, which includes the activities of clinical immunology, preclinical laboratory, analytical sciences and formulations development laboratories.
Dr. Leonard joined IDEC Pharmaceuticals as Scientist and Development Leader in 1988. Subsequently he served as Director, Project Management and, in 1993, joined the Medical and Regulatory Affairs division as Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs.
In 1983 he was awarded a New Investigator Research Award from the National Cancer Institute and was appointed as Assistant Research Biochemist at the UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Leonard received his Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of California at Riverside in 1977 and undertook his postgraduate training at the University of California at San Diego. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, and the American Society for Hematology.