Webb joins La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology board

David R. Webb, Ph.D., who has more than 30 years of experience in drug research and development, was recently elected to the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology’s Board of Directors.

He is former vice president of research of Celgene-San Diego, having retired from in June after leading its Signal Research division in San Diego for eight years. Following his retirement, Webb, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology, became an adjunct professor in The Scripps Research Institute’s department of molecular biology.

Prior to joining Celgene in 2003, Dr. Webb held a series of senior management positions in several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, where he developed and led drug discovery programs focused on inflammation, asthma, cancer and diabetes resulting in three marketed drugs.