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Juan Alvarez, Merck and Co.

Merck and Co.
AVP Computational and Structural Chemistry
Dr. Juan Alvarez is the AVP of Computational and Structural Chemistry at Merck Research Labs, leading the computational chemistry, cheminformatics, and protein structure determination groups.  Prior to Merck, Juan was at Alkermes from 2010-2017, where he established and led biologics discovery efforts at Alkermes, advancing ALKS 4230 into the clinic as an immuno-oncology agent.  From 2004 to 2010, Juan led Automation Technologies for TransForm Pharmaceuticals (acquired by J&J in 2005), where his team built and applied integrated high throughput lab robotics and big data informatics towards the formulation of small molecules, proteins, and vaccines.  Juan also served as the Head of Computational Chemistry for Wyeth Research and Genetics Institute between 1992 and 2004.  Juan received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UCSF and an S.B. in Chemistry from MIT.