Michael A. Zasloff M.D
Michael A. Zasloff, M.D., Ph.D. has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2005. Dr. Zasloff has been the Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since January 2002, and was also the Dean of Research and Translational Science from January 2002 until July 2004. Between July 2004 and 2007, Dr. Zasloff served as Vice President and Senior Analyst (Life Sciences) at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. From 1992 to 2001 he served as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Magainin Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company which he founded, with research and development efforts in anti-angiogenesis, respiratory genomics and infectious disease. From 1988 until 1992, Dr. Zasloff served as the Charles E.H. Upham Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Biology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. From 1982 until 1988, he was Chief, Human Genetics Branch, National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zasloff received a B.A. from Columbia College in Chemistry and holds an M.D., Ph.D. from the New York University School of Medicine. He is named the inventor on over 40 patents, has been widely published in scholarly journals, and has been the recipient of numerous awards. We believe that Dr. Zasloff expertise and experience in the biopharmaceutical industry brings valuable perspective to the Board of Directors on a broad range of issues related to our business activities.