Bill Miller, PHD
VP & Head of Medicinal Chemistry
William H. Miller, Ph.D. is the VP & Head of Medicinal Chemistry at Orange Grove Bio. He is an accomplished “drug hunter” with over 29 years of experience in preclinical drug discovery research in the pharmaceutical industry. Bill has a strong background in medicinal and synthetic organic chemistry, with an established track record for successfully advancing initial hits to viable development candidates, and for identifying creative solutions to complex drug discovery challenges. His experience spans multiple therapeutic areas, including antibacterials, cardiovascular, dermatology, inflammation, neuroscience (pain), oncology, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, and supportive care, as well as multiple target classes, including enzymes (such as bacterial enzymes, epigenetic enzymes, kinases, prolyl hydroxylase, sirtuins, thrombin), receptors, and ion channels. He has contributed to the identification of 18 development candidates, is an inventor on over 65 issued US patents, and is an author on over 40 journal publications. He will use this to help due diligance for the Orange Grove Bio team. Dr. Miller earned a BS in chemistry at the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry at Yale University, and worked as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.