Ben Munoz, M.Sc., Ph.D.


Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Munoz has been serving as our Chief Scientific Officer since March 2017, having served as our Executive Vice President, Drug Discovery from September 2016 to March 2017.  Previously, Dr. Munoz served as our Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery from December 2015 to August 2016 and as our Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry from November 2013 to December 2015. From February 2009 to November 2013, he served as the Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Libraries Probe Productions Center Network, at the Broad Institute, a biomedical research institute affiliated with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his role at the Broad Institute, Dr. Munoz was responsible for designing and implementing a phenotypic screening platform to identify active molecules within Broad’s collection of small molecules which generated potent hits with a therapeutic potential in neglected diseases. From October 1999 to October 2008, he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK), most recently as a Director of Research Laboratories at Merck & Co.’s Boston, Massachusetts laboratories. He formerly served on the board of Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI). Dr. Munoz received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Toronto and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from Brock University. He also completed postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute.