Dr. Heron joined BioMarin in 2009 as chair and chief executive officer. She has also served on the board of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) since 2002. From July 2001 to October 2008, Dr. Heron was chair and chief executive officer of Labcyte Inc., a private research tools company.
Before joining Labcyte, she spent six years in increasingly responsible positions at the Applied Biosystems Group of Applera Corporation, a biotechnology company, including the position of general manager and vice president of sales and marketing.
Dr. Heron earned a B.S. in chemistry with highest distinction and a Ph.D. in analytical biochemistry from Purdue University.