Dr. Wegner is a passionate translational scientist and strategic leader with over 25 years of academic and biopharmaceutical research experience. He has published peer-review manuscripts, review articles and led small initiative through to large department teams across a number of disease areas and disciplines, although originally trained in biomedical engineering – respiratory physiology and digital signal processing. Presently, Craig champions an internal Ideation Team, manages AZ’s partnership with the NIH/NCATS, and is co-lead for AstraZeneca’s expanding Open Innovation efforts of partnering internal assets (e.g., compounds) and knowhow with the disease insight and expertise of academic physician- and basic-scientists to collaboratively advance pioneering research and therapies for the benefit of patients.