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Board of Directors

Michael R. Dougherty

Mr. Dougherty is the Executive Chairman of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he has served in this capacity since August 2015 and as a director since July 2013. Previously Mr. Dougherty was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Kalidex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from May 2012 to October 2012. Mr. Dougherty was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Adolor Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from December 2006 until December 2011. Mr. Dougherty joined Adolor as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations in November 2002, and until his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2006, served in a number of capacities, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. From November 2000 to November 2002, Mr. Dougherty was President and Chief Operating Officer of Genomics Collaborative, Inc. Previously, Mr. Dougherty served in a variety of senior positions at Genaera Corporation, a biotechnology company, including President and Chief Executive Officer, and at Centocor, Inc. Mr. Dougherty is currently on the board of directors at Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Cempra, Inc. Mr. Dougherty received a B.S. from Villanova University.

Maxine Gowen, Ph.D.

Dr. Gowen is the founding President and CEO of Trevena. Prior to this Dr. Gowen held a variety of leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over a period of fifteen years. As Senior Vice President for the Center of Excellence for External Drug Discovery (CEEDD), she developed an innovative new approach to externalizing drug discovery in big pharma. Dr. Gowen was previously President and Managing Partner at SR One, the venture capital subsidiary of GSK, where she led its investments in and served on the board of directors of numerous companies. Until 2002 Dr. Gowen was Vice President, Drug Discovery, Musculoskeletal Diseases at GSK, responsible for drug discovery and early development for osteoporosis, arthritis and metastatic bone disease. Dr. Gowen held a tenured academic position in the School of Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK from 1989-1992. She has authored more than 100 refereed scientific publications. Dr. Gowen graduated with a B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK, then received a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Sheffield, UK, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gowen served on the board of Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) until its purchase by GSK in July 2012.  She currently serves on the board of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA) since July 2014 and Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDRA) since January 2016, both public biopharmaceutical companies, and on the boards of the state and national biotechnology industry associations, Life Sciences PA and BIO, respectively.

Adam M. Koppel, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Koppel has served as a managing director at Bain Capital, a leading multi-asset alternative investment firm, since June 2016.  Previously, he was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy and Chief Strategy Officer at Biogen Inc., a global biotechnology company, from May 2014 to June 2016. From 2003 to 2014, he was a managing director at Brookside Capital, the public equity affiliate of Bain Capital. Prior to this, he was an associate principal in the healthcare practice of McKinsey & Company. He is currently on the board of directors of PTC Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Koppel earned an M.B.A from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology from the University of Pennsylvania’s medical and graduate schools, and an M.A. and B.A. in history and science from Harvard College.

Julie H. McHugh

Ms. McHugh was Chief Operating Officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc., a global specialty healthcare company, from March 2010 to May 2013, and since May 2013 she has provided consulting services to companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to that, from September 2008 to September 2009, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a private biotechnology company. From 2006 to 2008 she was Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide virology business unit and from 2004 to 2006 she was President of Centocor, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Ms. McHugh has served on the boards of directors of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals Inc., and Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., all public pharmaceutical companies, since February 2014, July 2014 and June 2015, respectively. Ms. McHugh also serves on the board of directors of Xellia Pharmaceuticals AS, a private specialty pharmaceutical company. 

Leon (Lonnie) O. Moulder, Jr.

Mr. Moulder has served as Chairman of our Board since June 2013. Mr. Moulder is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of TESARO, Inc., a public oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company that he cofounded in May 2010. From April 2009 to January 2010, Mr. Moulder served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abraxis BioScience, Inc., a biotechnology company. Before that, Mr. Moulder served as Vice Chairman of Eisai Corporation of North America, a pharmaceutical company and wholly owned subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., from January 2008 until January 2009, following Eisai Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of MGI PHARMA, Inc., a pharmaceutical company in January 2008. Mr. Moulder served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of MGI PHARMA, Inc. from May 2003 to January 2008. Mr. Moulder earned a B.S. in pharmacy from Temple University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Moulder is a Trustee of Temple University, serves on the board of the Fox Chase Cancer Center and served as a director of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until January 2015.

Jake R. Nunn

Mr. Nunn has been a Partner at New Enterprise Associates, Inc., a venture capital firm, since June 2006. From January 2001 to June 2006, Mr. Nunn served as a Partner and an analyst for the MPM BioEquities Fund, a life sciences fund at MPM Capital, L.P., a private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Nunn was a healthcare research analyst and portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments and an investment banker with Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Nunn currently serves on the board of directors of Dermira, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Nunn received his A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Nunn also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and is a member of the C.F.A. Society of San Francisco.

Anne M. Phillips, M.D.

Dr. Phillips currently is Senior Vice President of Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Novo Nordisk Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where she has served since 2011. Previously, she served as a Vice President in various positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc, which she joined in 1998, and prior to this Dr. Phillips was Head of the Infectious Diseases Program and Deputy Physician-in-Chief at Wellesley Central Hospital/St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, earned an M.D. from the University of Toronto and received a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario.

Barbara Yanni

Ms. Yanni was Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer at Merck & Co., a pharmaceutical company, from November 2001 until her retirement in March 2014. Prior to this, Ms. Yanni served in various roles at Merck including in corporate development, financial evaluation, and tax. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Symic Biomedical, Inc. and Vaccinex, Inc., both private biotechnology companies. Ms. Yanni earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University. 

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