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George B. Rathmann, Board Member, ZymoGenetics George B. Rathmann
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George Rathmann is currently a board member of ZymoGenetics Inc. and Chairman Emeritus of Amgen, Inc. He was previously Chairman of the Board of ICOS Corporation and Hyseq, Inc. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Amgen from its inception in 1980 to October 1988 and Chairman from October 1988 to July 1990. Before joining Amgen, Rathmann was Vice President, Research and Development, Diagnostics Division, of Abbott Laboratories, which he had joined in 1975. Previous experience included Litton Industries, as President of Litton Medical Systems, Inc., and the 3M Company.

Dr. Rathmann received his B.S. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Physical Chemistry. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and since 1982 he has served as an Officer and Board Member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and was Chairman from 1986-1988. He is an Officer and Board Member of the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Keystone Center, and is a member of the Board of Directors of PhRMA and Somatogen, Inc.

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ZymoGenetics is a targeted bioinformatics-driven company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents used in the treatment and prevention of human illness.

George Rathmann's Suggested Reading List

Corporate Creativity: How Innovation and Improvement Actually Happen
by Alan G. Robinson & Sam Stern,
Berrett-Koehler Publishing, 1997.
Beating the Street
by Peter Lynch & John Rothchild,
Fireside Publication, 1994.
Winning in High-Tech Markets: The Role of General Management: How Motorola, Corning, and General Electric Have Built Global Leadership Through Tech
by Joseph G. Morone,
Harvard Business School Press, 1993.
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company and Career
by Andrew S. Grove,
Cassette edition by Bantam Books-Audio, 1996.
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
(Collected Works of F A Hayek, Vol. 1)
by Friedrich August Von Hayek,
University of Chicago Press, 1989.
The Road Ahead
by Bill Gates,
Viking Press, 1995.
Invisible Frontiers: The Race to Synthesize a Human Gene
by Stephen S. Hall,
Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.


The Golden Helix: Inside Biotech Ventures
by Arthur Kornberg,
University Science Books, 1996.

George's Personal Favorites

Running the Amazon
by Joe Kane,
Vintage Books, 1990.
The Money Launderers: Lessons from the Drug Wars--How Billions of Illegal Dollars Are Washed Through Banks and Businesses
by Robert E. Powis,
Probus Publishing Co., 1992.
The Killer Angels: A Novel
by Michael Shaara, Bob Loomis (Editor),
Random House Publication, 1993.
A Reporter's Life
by Walter Cronkite,
Knopf, 1997.

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