Willard H. Dere, MD

Willard H. Dere, M.D., has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2018. Dr. Dere has served as Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah and an advisor to Angitia Biopharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, since June 2022. In June 2022, Dr. Dere retired from the Utah Health Services Center, where he had served as Professor of Internal Medicine, B. Lue and Hope S. Bettilyon Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine for Diabetes Research, Co-Director of the Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Co-Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine since June 2014 and as Associate Vice President for Research since July 2019. Dr. Dere has served on the boards of directors of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since July 2016 and of Seres Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, since July 2017. He previously served as a director of Radius Health, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from November 2014 until its acquisition by Gurnet Point Capital, LLC and Patient Square Capital in August 2022. Dr. Dere received a B.A. and an M.D. from the University of California, Davis.