Board of Directors
Wei-Wu He, Ph.D., Chairman
Dr. He has been a Director of the Company and was appointed Executive Chairman in February 2012. Dr. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of OriGene Technologies, Inc. He also is the founder and General Partner of Emerging Technology Partners, LLC (ETP), a life sciences focused venture fund established since 2000. Dr. He has been involved in founding or funding over 20 biotech companies throughout his career, some of which went on to be acquired by significantly larger firms. In the earlier part of his career, Dr. He was one of the first few scientists at Human Genome Sciences, and prior to that, was a research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. He is an author to more than 25 research publications and inventor of over 30 issued patents.
Dwight L. Bush, Vice Chairman
Mr. Bush has been a Director of the Company since June 2004 and was appointed Vice Chairman in January 2010. Mr. Bush is currently President of D.L. Bush & Associates, a Washington, DC-based financial advisory and business consulting firm. Mr. Bush was previously President & CEO of Urban Trust Bank, Urban Trust Holdings and President of UTB Education Finance, LLC from 2006 through 2008. From 2002-2006, Mr. Bush served in capacities as a principal at Stuart Mill Capital, an Arlington-based investment firm, and as a private investor, and prior to that served in various financial and management roles in financial institutions, including Chase Manhattan Bank and Sallie Mae. Mr. Bush currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The GAVI Alliance and Xavier University of New Orleans and is an Emeritus Trustee of Cornell University.
Mr. Huang has been a Director of the Company since April 2013. Mr. Huang is currently Managing Partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers China and General Partner of KPCB China Fund II, LP, which invested in the Company’s 2013 financing. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, from 2010-2011 he was Managing Partner at Vivo Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in life science investments. Mr. Huang has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. During this time, he has held senior roles in business development, sales, marketing and R&D with Anesiva, Inc., Tularik Inc, GlaxoSmithKline LLC, Bristol-Meyers Squibb and ALZA Corp. Mr. Huang received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkley and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jennie Hunter-Cevera, Ph.D.
Dr. Hunter-Cevera has been a Director of the Company since June 2001. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Hunter-Cevera was the Executive Vice President for Discovery and Analytical Sciences, Government Affairs & Corporate Development at RTI International in Durham, NC and chaired the NAS standing committee on translational medicine. From 1999 to July 2009, Dr. Hunter-Cevera was the President of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and from November 1994 to October 1999 was the head of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was co-founder of The Biotic Network and Blue Sky Laboratories in Sonora, CA. Dr. Hunter-Cevera was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 1995, the recipient of the 1996 SIM Charles Porter Award, elected as a SIM Fellow in 1997 and the 1999 Nath Lecturer at West Virginia University. She is the 2004 recipient of the ASM Porter Award for achievement in biodiversity research and was elected as a AAAS fellow in 2007.
Tak W. Mak, Ph.D.
Dr. Mak has been a Director of the Company since February 2012. Dr. Mak is currently the Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Hospital and a University Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics and Department of Immunology, University of Toronto. Dr. Mak’s career includes serving as VP of Research at Amgen, Inc. and Director of the Amgen Institute in Toronto from 1993-2002. He is best known as the leading scientist of the group that first cloned the genes of the human T cell antigen receptor. Dr. Mak is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been elected a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), a Foreign Associate of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (UK). He was recently awarded the Order of Ontario and has won international recognition in the form of the Emil von Behring Prize, the King Faisal Prize for Medicine, the Gairdner Foundation International Award, the Sloan Prize of the General Motors Cancer Foundation, the Novartis Prize in Immunology and the Paul Ehrlich Prize and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize of Germany.
Y. Alexander Wu, Ph.D.
Dr. Wu has been a Director of the Company since April 2013. Dr. Wu is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Bioscience, Inc., a drug discovery and preclinical research organization in the oncology sector with over 300 employees. Before co-founding Crown Bioscience, Dr. Wu was Chief Business Officer of Starvax International Inc., a biopharmaceutical R&D company focusing on the development of novel therapeutic drugs for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer. Prior to Starvax, he was the Head of Asian Operations with Burrill & Company, a life science venture capital and merchant bank. Dr. Wu also co-founded and was Chief Operating Officer of Unimicro Technologies, a life science instrumentation company. He started his career with Hoffmann-La Roche, where he was Manager of Business Development and Strategic Planning. Dr. Wu obtained his B.S. in biochemistry from Fudan University, China, a M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in molecular cell biology and MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
|Wei-Wu He, Chairman|
|Dwight L. Bush, Vice Chairman||X (chairman and financial expert)|
|James Huang||X||X (chairman)|
|Tak W. Mak|
|Y. Alexander Wu||X|