Dr. Mueller joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals in 2003 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Mueller is also driving corporate development at Vertex through the creation of interdisciplinary networks of innovation. These networks are comprised of a series of partnerships with external companies and scientists who interface with Vertex Research and Development to collaborate in a fundamentally different way to stimulate product innovation and development. Prior to joining Vertex, Dr. Mueller was the Senior Vice President for Research and Development of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. While at Boehringer, Dr. Mueller was responsible for the development of all drug candidates of the company’s worldwide portfolio in North and South America, Canada and Japan, beginning in 1997. He also led research programs in the areas of immunology, inflammation, cardiovascular disease and gene therapy on a global basis. During his time with Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Mueller oversaw the discovery of numerous development candidates, held several positions in basic research, medicinal chemistry and management in different centers of Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide.