Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
Company: TheraTarget, Inc.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Darwin L. Cheney, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer at TheraTarget, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biotechnology.
Interested in the fields of pharmacology and brain research from a young age due to a head injury he sustained as a child, Dr. Cheney has spent the latter portion of his career as the president and chief executive officer of TheraTarget, Inc., in Salt Lake City, UT, roles he has fulfilled since 2008. Alongside his position, he has also been the associate director of the Nano Institute of Utah at the University of Utah since 2009. TheraTarget, Inc., is an up-and-coming biopharmaceutical drug delivery company that develops a variety of polymer-drug conjugates utilizing their innovative nanopolymer drug delivery technologies.
To prepare for his illustrious career Dr. Cheney pursued a formal education at Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor of Science in zoology and chemistry in 1965. He subsequently obtained a Master of Science in physiology and biochemistry from the university in 1968, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in pharmacology at Stanford University in 1971. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, DC, from 1971 to 1972.
A contributor of more than 120 articles to professional journals, Dr. Cheney was the executive editor of “Neuroscience Facts” from 1990 to 1993 and the editor of “Ethics in Research” in 1993. In an effort to remain abreast of changes within his industry, he also maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Society for Neuroscience, the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Society of Hypertension. Notably, he was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals and Who’s Who in America.
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