Charles E. Bugg

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Dr. Bugg

Dr. Charles E. Bugg is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board for Birmingham-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc.


Dr. Bugg recieved his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Rice University in 1965 followed by two years of postdoctoral study at the California Institute of Technology. In 1968, he accepted a position at UAB where he has remained serving as Director of the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, Associate Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics during his tenure at the institution. Currently he holds the title of Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at UAB.


In 1986, Bugg served as co-founder of BioCryst. Between 1987-1989 he served as the companies first CEO and between January 1986 to November 1993 he also served as the Chairman of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board. From 1995-1996 heal also served as the companies president. Set to retire in 2007, Bugg served as BioCryst's Chairman of the Board and CEO from 1993 until his retirement in 2007.


  • BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. corporate spotling at NASDAQ. - Accessed September 21, 2006
  • Hubbard, Russell. (September 21, 2006) "BioCryst says CEO will retire in 2007." Birmingham News.

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