Cecil B. Pickett

by LP Green, II
Cecil B. Pickett
Retired President, Research & Development
Biogen Idec Inc.
Boards: Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.

Cecil B. Pickett was President of Research & Development at Biogen Idec Inc. Pickett has published extensively in leading research journals. He has been a frequent speaker at scientific symposia & conferences and received several major academic awards.

Previously, Pickett served as Senior Vice President and President of Schering-Plough Research Institute, the pharmaceutical research arm of Schering-Plough Corporation. Pickett came to Schering-Plough Research Institute from Merck Research Laboratories, Montreal, Canada, and West Point, PA.

During his 15-years at Merck & Co., Pickett held various positions including Associate Director, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry and Director, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biochemistry.

Pickett is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Pickett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University at Hayward
and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from UCLA.

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