Dr. Julie M. Cherrington, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Zenith Epigenetics Corp. Dr. Cherrington is a life science executive with extensive experience bringing drugs into the clinic and through to commercialization. She has been a key contributor to the successful development of multiple FDA approved products, including SUTENT™, Palladia™, Vistide™, Viread™, and Hepsera™.
Julie joined Zenith Epigenetics as President and CEO in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, Julie was President and CEO of Pathway Therapeutics, a clinical stage company advancing targeted kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and respiratory indications. Prior to joining Pathway, she served as President of Phenomix Corporation where she led diabetes and HCV research and development, and played a leadership role in financing and business development. Prior to joining Phenomix in 2003, Julie was vice president of preclinical and clinical research at SUGEN, a Pfizer company. Julie began her career at Gilead Sciences where she held a range of positions of increasing responsibility.
She has served on the Boards of Directors of Chemgenex, Progen and Xenome. She is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Clearity Foundation and is an advisor in entrepreneurship initiatives at UC San Francisco, UC Davis, Stanford and BayBio.