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Dr. Peter R. Mueller

President of Research and Development and CSO

Axcella Health Inc

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Axcella Health Inc

840 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

United States

Company Description

Axcella Health is pioneering revolutionary new medicines with a focus on amino acid homeostasis. The company has discovered more than 2,000 diseases with amino acid imbalances and developed a systems pharmacology approach to restore health at the cellular ... more

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Employment History

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Advisory Board Member
USA India Chamber of commerce

Board Member
Inhibikase Therapeutics Inc

Board Member
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

Advisory Board Member
Phacilitate Limited

Scientific Advisory Board Member
Keystone Symposia

Advisory Board Member
Biosensor Forum

GDS International Ltd

Faculty Member
Albert Einstein University of Ulm , Germany

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Royal Society of Chemistry

The RNA Society

Member of Council On Economic Competitiveness and Technology for the State of Connecticut
Govenor Roland






University of Mainz

Ph.D. degree


University of Mainz , Germany



Albert Einstein University of Ulm , Germany

undergraduate degree

Albert Einstein University of Ulm , Germany

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Peter Mueller, PhD

President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer
Prior to his time at Axcella, Dr. Peter Mueller was the Executive Vice President of Global Research and Development & Chief Scientific Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. At Vertex, he provided strategic oversight for Vertex's worldwide drug discovery and development programs. He was responsible for the build out, lead and advance integrated Research in North America, Europe and China, Pharmaceutical Development, Quality Assurance and Control, Pharmaceutical Operations and Supply Chain, as well as Clinical and Non-Clinical Development, Regulatory and Medical Affairs and Patient Safety. Key areas of Vertex's R&D have been hepatitis C (HepC), cystic fibrosis (CF), Immune Mediated Intestinal Diseases (IMID), cancer and neurological diseases. His leadership led to the successful approval and launch of two breakthrough drugs, INCIVEK (HepC) in 2011, and KALYDECO (CF) in 2012, as well as a, NDA and MAA for Orkambi (CF) and numerous sNDA submissions for KALYDECO (CF) and several proof of clinical concept candidates in various disease areas (Flu, HepC, Cancer, CF, RA). Both Breakthrough Therapies got awarded the prestigious Prix Galien award (U.S., Telaprevir) and its European counterpart the Galenus Preis (Kalydeco). Prior to his time at Vertex, Dr. Mueller served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was responsible for research in North America and the development of all drug candidates of the company's worldwide portfolio in North and South America, Canada and Japan, beginning in 1997. He played a key role in the development of Spiriva, Combivent and Atrovent. 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 (BI), starting there in 1984, Dr. Mueller oversaw the discovery of numerous development candidates, held several positions in basic research, medicinal chemistry and management in different centers of BI worldwide.
Dr. Mueller received both an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Albert Einstein University of Ulm, Germany, where he also holds a Professorship in Theoretical Organic Chemistry. He completed fellowships in Quantum Pharmacology at Oxford University and in Biophysics at Rochester University. Special Fields of studies are Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Computational Chemistry (Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics), RNA-Biophysics, Atherosclerosis Research, IMID (Immune Mediated Inflammatory Diseases), Neurodegenerative Diseases, Infection, Oncology, Gene/ Epigenetic Technology and Management Strategies. He is a Board member of various scientific and political societies, such as the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and Verband Chemische Industrie (Germany), Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.); U.S.-India Chamber of Commerce Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices Council, IRI, RNA-Society, ASAP, AAAS (USA), Inhibikase, Visterra and Kaleido. He has also supported the Harvard Accelerator Fund, the Scientific Advisory Board for Keystone Conferences, and the Governor Roland's Council on Economic Competitiveness and Technology for the State of Connecticut (USA).

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