Mike Johnson

VP, Chemistry

Mike managed Azkarra’s research activities since its beginning, and he joined the company as VP of Chemistry in November 2021. Before joining Azkarra, Mike worked in small molecule drug discovery research for 22 years at the biotech/pharma companies Tularik and Amgen and at the CRO Chempartner. He has extensive experience as a contributor and a team leader on programs that delivered seven INDs for oncology, inflammation and cardiovascular therapeutic areas. Mike is a co-inventor on seventeen patent applications and a co-author on twenty-six peer-reviewed publications.