R. Scott Struthers, Ph.D., is our co-founder and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2008. Prior to Crinetics, he was senior director and head of endocrinology and metabolism at Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., from 1998 to 2008. At Neurocrine, he initiated and led the effort to discover and develop orally active, nonpeptide GnRH antagonists, including elagolix. Prior to Neurocrine, from 1995 to 1998, he co-founded ScienceMedia Inc. to develop eLearning solutions for the life sciences and higher education markets. Between 1992 to 1995 he led contract research efforts at Biosym Technologies to develop and apply computational tools for drug discovery. Dr. Struthers is also a co-founder of the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange, a nonprofit organization that provides resources for early stage start-ups, and he has served on its board of directors of since January 2009.
He obtained both his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego.