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Dennis Fenton, PhD

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Dennis Fenton, PhD

Dennis Fenton was granted a PhD in Microbiology from Rutgers University.  He joined Pfizer Central research, working in New Product Development from 1977 – 1981.  He joined Amgen at its inception in 1982 as a Research Scientist.  During his 26 year  Amgen career, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Research, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Operations.  He was Amgen’s first Executive Vice President.  He holds 5 US patents in microbiology and published over 50 papers and abstracts.  He retired from Amgen in 2008 and is currently an independent consultant and a member of the board of directors of  Portola and Pfenex and previously served on the boards of Kythera,  Hospira, Dendreon , Xenoport and Genzyme . He is also a member of the board of the Keck Graduate Institute