James R. Sulat
Board of Directors
Louis G. Lange, M.D., Ph.D., has served as a director since December 2005. Dr. Lange is currently a partner with Asset Management Company, a venture capital firm that he joined in June 2009. Since June 2009, Dr. Lange has also served as a Senior Advisor of Gilead Sciences, Inc. From April 2009 to June 2009, Dr. Lange served as Executive Vice President, Cardiovascular Therapeutics, of Gilead. He was a founder of CV Therapeutics, Inc. and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from August 1992 until the acquisition of the company by Gilead in April 2009. Dr. Lange has served as a trustee on the University of Rochester Board of Trustees since May 1997 and was a member of the governing body of the Emerging Company Section of the Biotechnology Industry Organization from 1999 to 2009. From 1980 to 1992, Dr. Lange served on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine, including as Chief of Cardiology at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri from 1985 to 1992, and as a full Professor of Medicine from 1990 until 1992. Dr. Lange holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Harvard University.
Kenneth B. Lee, Jr. has served as a director since September 2009. He is currently a General Partner with Hatteras Venture Partners, LLC (formerly, BioVista Capital, LLC), which he joined in 2003. From January 2002 to June 2002, Mr. Lee served as President of A.M. Pappas & Associates, an international life sciences venture development company. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Lee was Managing Director of Ernst & Young LLP’s Health Sciences Corporate Finance Group. From 1982 through 2000, Mr. Lee was a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Lee is also a director of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pozen, Inc. and has previously served as a director of Abgenix, Inc., OSI Pharmaceuticals and CV Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Lee also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Board of the North Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr. Lee received a B.A. from Lenoir-Rhyne College and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ernest Mario, Ph.D., has served as a director since July 2001. Since August 2007, Dr. Mario has served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Capnia, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. From April 2003 to August 2007, Dr. Mario served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Reliant Pharmaceuticals, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and its predecessor Apothogen, Inc. from January 2002 until April 2003. Dr. Mario was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, from 1997 to 2001 and was Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation from 1993 to 1997. Prior to joining ALZA, Dr. Mario served as Chief Executive Officer of Glaxo Holdings plc, a pharmaceutical company, from 1989 to 1993, and as Deputy Chairman from 1992 to 1993. Dr. Mario is also a director of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. Celgene Corporation and Boston Scientific Corporation and has previously served as a director of IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Mario received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in physical sciences from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in pharmacy from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.
Gordon Ringold, Ph.D., has served as a director since September 1997. Since June 2010, Dr. Ringold has served as the Senior Director of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Initiatives. Since June 2010, Dr. Ringold also has served as the Executive Chairman of Alavita Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company. Dr. Ringold previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of that company from 2005 to June 2010. From 1997 to 2005, Dr. Ringold served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SurroMed, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on novel clinical databases. From March 1995 to February 2000, Dr. Ringold was Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director of Affymax Research Institute where he managed the development of novel technologies to accelerate the pace of drug discovery. Before serving as Chief Executive Officer of Affymax, Dr. Ringold was the President and Scientific Director of Affymax Research Institute. Dr. Ringold is also a director of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Ringold received a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Harold Varmus before joining the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. Dr. Ringold also received a B.S. in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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