About Us

We work with humility, tenacity, and perseverance as we strive to provide patients with hope that better options are on the horizon.


About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine has a heritage based in science and collaboration that remains the hallmark of our culture today.
From two people to a company of more than 1,200, our
purpose and values
remain rooted in the needs of underserved patients worldwide.

Our History

Neurocrine was founded in 1992 by Wylie Vale, Ph.D., of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where he contributed to Nobel Prize–winning work in endocrinology, and award-winning Stanford University neurologist Lawrence Steinman, Ph.D. Since then, we have been developing treatments for rare and under-addressed diseases, sometimes in collaboration with other pharmaceutical companies.
The company’s diverse portfolio includes FDA-approved treatments for tardive dyskinesia, chorea associated with Huntington’s disease, endometriosis and uterine fibroids, as well as a robust pipeline including multiple compounds in mid-to-late phase clinical development across our core therapeutic areas.

Wylie Vale, Neurocrine co-founder

Neurocrine co-founder, Wylie Vale, Ph.D.

Lawrence Steinman, Neurocrine co-founder

Neurocrine co-founder, Lawrence Steinman, Ph.D.

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Meeting the needs of underserved patients remains our purpose today and as we move into the future.

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is to relieve suffering for people with great needs, but few options.

Our Values

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We are driven and love what we do. We are committed to our goals and to making a difference.
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We do the right thing for patients and our community. We take accountability. We speak up.
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We trust one another. We are inclusive. We are respectful. We are transparent. Together we succeed.
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We seek and create optimal solutions.
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We do not quit. We adapt. We accomplish what others cannot.

Our Story

Hear more about Neurocrine from those who know us best—our employees

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