Eugene Bauer, MD
Academic Industry Partnership Project (AIPP)
How a career in academia can lead to relationships with industry-one department’s heritage.
Eugene Bauer is a co-founder of Dermira, Chief Medical Officer and a member of the board of directors. Prior to founding Dermira, he served as a member of Peplin’s board of directors, and its President and Chief Medical Officer, until its acquisition by LEO Pharma. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of Neosil, Inc., and a co-founder and member of the board of directors at Connetics. Before initiating his career in industry, he served as the Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine and as Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a Lucy Becker Professor, Emeritus, in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, a position he has held since 2002. Dr. Bauer has served on the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. (formerly Medgenics, Inc.), First Wave Technologies, Inc., and Kadmon Corporation. He previously served as a member of the boards of directors of Cerecor, Inc., Dr. Tattoff, Inc., Protalex, Inc., Vyteris, Inc., Peplin, and Modigene, Inc. (renamed PROLOR Biotech, Inc.). He was a U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator for 25 years and has served on numerous advisory groups for the NIH. He has been elected to several societies, including the National Academy of Medicine of the United States, and currently serves as a director of the American Dermatological Association, Inc. Dr. Bauer received a BS in medicine and an MD from Northwestern University.