William D. Young

Chariman & CEO | Virologic, Inc.Young, Bill

Education
BS Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1966
MBA, Indiana University, 1972
Honorable Doctorate Engineering, Purdue University, 2000

Initiated Triangle
Purdue Chapter, 1964

Family
Wife: Sherry

Experience
William D. Young joined ViroLogic as Chairman of the Board and CEO in November 1999. From 1980 until joining ViroLogic, Bill was employed at Genentech, Inc., most recently as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Bill was responsible for all of the company’s development and commercial functions.

Prior to joining Genentech, Bill worked at Eli Lilly and Company for 14 years and held various positions in production and process engineering, antibiotic process development, and production management. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and his master’s of business administration from Indiana University. In 1993 he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering division of the National Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the development of manufacturing technology for biotechnology-based drug products, in 1997 Purdue presented him the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, and in 2000 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering also by his alma mater, Purdue University.

Activities
Director, Theravance, Inc.; Director, Biogen IDEC, Inc.; Director, Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

Associations
Bay Area Bioscience Center

Honors
Honorary Doctorate of Engineering, Purdue University; Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, Purdue University; Member, National Academy of Engineering

Hobbies
Golf, Sailing, Motorcycles

Inducted
2004