Dr. Dohlsten, 49, previously was Executive Vice President within Pharmaceutical Research & Development/Medicine at Boehringer Ingelheim. He was responsible for leading the company's worldwide pharmaceutical research in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria and Japan - with major programs in seven therapeutic areas including respiratory, inflammation/immunology, oncology, virology, cardiovascular, metabolism and CNS. In addition, he was a member of the corporate management team responsible for reviewing all worldwide development projects and licensing opportunities. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Dohlsten spent more than 15 years in various leadership roles in pharmaceutical research including positions with AstraZeneca and Pharmacia & Upjohn.
Dr. Dohlsten earned his Ph.D. in tumor immunology and M.D. from the University of Lund in Sweden. He also studied virology and cell biology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in Immunology at the Medical Faculty in Lund.
"We look forward to Dr. Dohlsten's leadership as we work together to continue our success at Wyeth Research," says Bernard Poussot. "His experience with industry in a broad range of therapeutic areas, and his vision going forward, match well with our scientific objectives. We know Mikael's global experience and perspective will be an inspiration to Wyeth's outstanding research teams."
Wyeth is one of the world's largest research-driven pharmaceutical and health care products companies. It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotechnology products, nutritionals and non-prescription medicines that improve the quality of life for people worldwide. The Company's major divisions include Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Fort Dodge Animal Health.
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