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Work experience

Oct 2010Present

VP R&D Information

Aug 2007Oct 2010

Vice President

Johnson & Johnson

VP for Neuroscience Biomarkers and Integrative Solutions

CIO for Pharmaceutical R&D at Johnson & Johnson

Jul 2004Aug 2007

Information Officer

Eli Lilly and Company
Apr 2001Jul 2004

Vice President

Celera Genomics

VP of Informatics

VP of Information Technology


Jan 2007Dec 2008


Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Business
Sep 1986Oct 1992


Princeton University

Office of Naval Research Fellow Thesis, Awarded Ray Grimm Prize for Computational Physics

Sep 1982Jun 1986


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Graduated Summa Cum Laude,  Minor in Physics and Concentration in Fluid Mechanics

Professional Organizations

American Physical Society (APS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association of Computing Machinery, American Association for the Advancement of Science


Very active in the Episcopal Church; Contributor to several charities including: National Down Syndrome Society, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Society, Special Olympics


John Reynders is the Head of R&D Information at AstraZeneca where he oversees the company’s R&D informatics, information, and IT capabilities. John Reynders coordinates these activities globally among AstraZeneca’s multiple R&D sites across 5 countries and three continents. Focused upon driving R&D productivity, John leads an organization of dedicated and talented multi-disciplinary professionals to deliver solutions that accelerate intuition and decision-making across the AstraZeneca pipeline. Before joining AstraZeneca in 2010, John served as Head of Neuroscience Biomarkers and Integrative Solutions at Johnson & Johnson. In this capacity, John led a team of scientific and technical experts across the domains of pharmacogenomics, imaging, informatics, translational science, and diagnostics to improve pipeline productivity and gain an early understanding of patient populations in Psychiatry, Pain, and Alzheimer’s. While at J&J, John also co-founded the Companion Diagnostic Center of Excellence, led the Informatics Center of Excellence, and served as the Chief Information Officer of Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D function. Previous to J&J, John served in roles of increasing scientific and technical responsibility at Eli Lilly, Celera Genomics, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. John Reynders earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, summa cum laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Reynders possesses a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University. John Reynders has been an active member in numerous professional societies related to science, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society (APS), the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In his free time, John Reynders is very active in philanthropic activities. He has supported the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Society. Mr. Reynders currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts.