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Dr Richard Brennan

4 Richard Brennan Lhasa Limited Board Member



Current position on board of trustees:

Director/Trustee (2017- Present)

Affiliation/job title/status:

Sanofi US Research and Development, Scientific Advisor, Preclinical Safety

Career history, education and experience:


In his role as Scientific Advisor, Richard supports research and development programs globally by providing scientific and regulatory advice on the appropriate use of systems biology applied to preclinical safety and related areas, collaborating with scientists across the organization to ensure that systems biology is used optimally to support projects. Richard additionally leads the Database, Knowledge Management and Interface work package for the EMI TransQST project, which aims to develop quantitative systems toxicology models to support drug discovery and development.

Prior to joining Sanofi, Richard was Director of Toxicology at Thomson Reuters. At Thomson Reuters (which acquired his previous company, GeneGo), Richard led the MetaTox™ consortium that developed ToxHunter™, a systems toxicology database and data analysis tool. He also provided consulting services in systems biology and toxicology study design and data interpretation to industry and regulatory agencies. Previously he was Director, Molecular and Investigative Toxicology at Iconix Biosciences, where he was part of the development teams for DrugMatrix and ToxFX, both now published and managed by NIEHS. Richard began his career in drug discovery and development at OSI Pharmaceuticals, and Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals.

Richard received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Warwick in the U.K., and did postdoctoral work at the University of Manchester and the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is an American Board of Toxicology-certified toxicologist, and a member of the Society of Toxicology, and the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics.



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