In this interview, we discuss Lilly's remarkable performance as the most innovative pharma company on the 2021 Pharmaceutical Innovation and Invention Index, about cultures of innovation, Lilly's approach to delegated decision making and biotech-like process, among other things.
Dan Skovronsky is the chief scientific officer of Eli Lilly and Company. He serves as senior vice president of science and technology and president of Lilly Research Laboratories. He also has responsibility for global business development. Dan joined Lilly in 2010 when the company acquired Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc., where he had been CEO since founding the company in 2004. At Lilly, Dan has held various roles, including vice president, tailored therapeutics; vice president, diabetes research; and most recently, senior vice president, clinical and product development. Dan completed his residency training in pathology and fellowship training in neuropathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1994..