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John A. Scarlett

Reactor Monitoring and Simulation Laboratory


John A. Scarlett, M.D., joined our Board of Directors in February 2015. Dr. Scarlett has been Chief Executive Officer and director of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN), a biotechnology company, since September 2011 and President since January 2012. Previously, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Proteolix, Inc., a biotechnology company that merged with Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) in October 2009, and a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tercica, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCA), which was acquired by Ipsen S.A. (EPN: IPN) in 2008. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Scarlett was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sensus Drug Development Corporation, which was acquired by Pharmacia Corporation in 2001, and co-founded Covance Biotechnology Services, Inc., a contract biologics manufacturing and process development business that was acquired by Akzo Nobel’s (OTCMKTS: AKZOY) Diosynth Division in 2001. Earlier in his career, he worked for McNeil Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Novo Nordisk Inc. (NYSE: NVO). He received his B.A. from Earlham College and his M.D. from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. We believe Dr. Scarlett's experience as chief executive officer of two publicly traded biotechnology companies, as well as experience developing life sciences companies, qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.

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