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David Bearss

David Bearss

CEO
Tolero Pharmaceuticals
USA

Biography

Dr. David J. Bearss, Ph.D., brings a consistent and successful track record of drug discovery and development that spans the last 17 years in both academic and industrial settings. Dr. Bearss is an expert in small-molecule drug development and in the use of genetic model systems in drug discovery and has deep experience in translational research focused on drug development and the use of genetic markers to predict drug sensitivity. Dr. Bearss served as Chief Scientific Officer at SuperGen overseeing early drug discovery and development and subsequently as Co-director of the Center for Investigational Therapeutics at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Associate Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and Associate Professor of Physiology & Developmental Biology at Brigham Young University. Dr. Bearss has published more than 70 manuscripts and book chapters, has over 30 patents issued or pending and has won several awards for his scientific achievements.

Research Interest

Dr. Bearss is an expert in small-molecule drug development and in the use of genetic model systems in drug discovery and has deep experience in translational research focused on drug development and the use of genetic markers to predict drug sensitivity.