SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGXP) today announced that Joseph L. Turner has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Turner brings over 25 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry and will also serve on the company's audit committee.
"We are delighted to welcome Joe to the Board," said Dr. Christopher S. Henney, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SGX. "As a seasoned financial and operations executive with considerable experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, we look forward to his insights as the company continues on its path to bringing compounds into the clinic."
Mr. Turner was previously the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Myogen, a therapeutics company focused on cardiovascular disease, until its sale to Gilead Sciences, Inc. in November 2006. Prior to Myogen, he worked at Centaur Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, where he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Before Centaur, Mr. Turner served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cortech, Inc. and before that spent 12 years with Eli Lilly and Company, where he held a variety of financial management positions both within the United States and abroad. Mr. Turner holds a M.A. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado and a M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Separately, SGX also announced that Vijay Lathi, a member of the Board
of Directors since May 2002, resigned as a director of the company
effective December 31, 2007. Mike Grey, President and Chief Executive
Officer of SGX s
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