Joshua Boger, Ph.D. founded Vertex Pharmaceuticals in 1989. Dr. Boger was our Chief Executive Officer from 1992 until May 2009. He served in the additional role of Chairman of the Board from 1997 until 2006. Dr. Boger began his industry career at Merck in 1978 and immediately before he founded Vertex was Senior Director of Basic Chemistry at Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories. Dr. Boger holds a B.A. in chemistry and philosophy from Wesleyan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Harvard University.