Michael J. Astrue

Michael J. Astrue has served as a Director of the Company since July 2013 and was elected to be non-executive Chairman of the Board on July 22, 2013. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Astrue served as Commissioner of Social Security and as one of the six Trustees of the Medicare and Social Security Trust Funds. He also served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2005 to 2006, as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. from 2003 to 2005, and from 2000 to 2003 as its Senior Vice President – Administration & General Counsel. Prior to joining Transkaryotic Therapies, Mr. Astrue was Vice President and General Counsel of Biogen, Inc. from 1993 to 1999 and from 1992 to 1993 was a partner at the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Glovsky, Cohn, Ferris & Popeo P.C. Mr. Astrue received his J.D. from Harvard University Law School and his B.A. from Yale University.


J. Martin Carroll

J. Martin Carroll has served as a Director of the Company since May 2013. From August 2002 through March 2013, Mr. Carroll served at Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH (BI), a pharmaceutical company, most recently as Head, Global Strategy and Development. After joining BI in August 2002, Mr. Carroll was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim US in January 2003 and served through 2011. From 1985 to 2001, Mr. Carroll served in various marketing, business development, sales and administrative positions at Merck & Co., Inc., a public pharmaceutical company. From 1984 to 1985, Mr. Carroll served as a Merck Executive on the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. From 1976 to 1984, he served in various operational roles at Merck & Co., Inc. From 2004 to 2005, he served on the board of Accredo Health Group, Inc., a public company acquired by Medco Health Solutions, Inc., which provides specialty pharmacy and related services. Mr. Carroll holds a B.A. from Holy Cross College and a M.B.A. from Babson University.

Samuel F. Colin, M.D.

Samuel F. Colin, M.D. has served as a Director of the Company since July 19, 2013. Dr. Colin is currently a Senior Managing Director at First Manhattan Co., which provides investment management services to individuals, partnerships, trusts, retirement accounts and institutional clients. He has been employed at First Manhattan since 1994, and has served as the sole portfolio manager, since inception, of two pooled investment vehicles, beginning in 1998; the vehicles currently have assets under management of over $500,000,000. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Colin was an intern and resident in dermatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Colin earned his M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, where he researched molecular neuropharmacology, and his B.Sc. Human Biology from Brown University.

Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D.,

Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D., has served as a Director of the Company since July 2013. In 2012, Dr. Denner founded Sarissa Capital Management LP, a registered investment advisor. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. From 2006 to November 2011, Dr. Denner served as a Senior Managing Director of Icahn Capital, and prior to that, he served as a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Dr. Denner has been a Director of Biogen Idec Inc. since 2009 and Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2009. During the past five years, Dr. Denner has also served as a Director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ImClone Systems Incorporated, a company where he was Chairman of Executive Committee, and Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Denner received his S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.

Seth H. Z. Fischer

Seth H.Z. Fischer has served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since September 3, 2013. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Trius Therapeutics, Inc. and BioSig Technologies, Inc, and an advisor to MedHab, LLC. Mr. Fischer served in positions of increasing responsibility with Johnson & Johnson from 1983 until his retirement in 2012. Most recently, Mr. Fischer served as Company Group Chairman Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman, Cordis Corporation from 2008 to 2012, and as Company Group Chairman, North America Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2007, which included responsibilities for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Janssen and Scios. Prior to that, Mr. Fischer served as President of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2004. His operating responsibilities encompassed the commercialization of products in multiple therapeutic categories including Topamax® for epilepsy and migraine and products in the analgesic, anti-infective, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric and women's health areas. Mr. Fischer earned a Bachelor of General Studies from Ohio University and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.


Johannes J.P. Kastelein

Johannes J.P. Kastelein has served as a Director of the Company since July 2013. Since January 2003, Dr. Kastelein has been a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, where he holds the Strategic Chair of Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease. In 2012, Dr. Kastelein founded Dezima Pharma B.V. and he currently serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Kastelein was also one of the founders of Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics, Inc. (currently, UniQure B.V.) and currently serves as the major consultant for the distribution of the gene therapy in the European Union. He also is an executive consultant to the cardiovascular and metabolic franchises of many leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Kastelein also serves on the Board of the Dutch Atherosclerosis Society and as Chair of the National Scientific Committee on Familial Hypercholesterolemia. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Society for Medicine & Physics, the Council for Basic Science of the American Heart Association, the European Atherosclerosis Society and is a fellow at the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Kastelein received his medical degree in Amsterdam in 1980. Between 1986 and 1988, he was trained in medical genetics, lipidology and molecular biology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and in 1997 and 1998, he served a visiting Professorship at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Upon his return to the Netherlands, he was awarded a doctorate (Cum Laude) and in 1989 he founded the Lipid Research Clinic at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.


Mark B. Logan

Mark B. Logan has served as a Director of the Company since March 1999 and served as Chairman of the Board through July 2013. From November 1994 until his retirement in 2001, Mr. Logan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VISX, Inc. Mr. Logan was also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served on its board since its founding in 1988. Prior to Insmed, Mr. Logan was a principal at McManus Associates, Inc., and prior to that served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and as a member of the board of Bausch & Lomb. Since November 2010, Mr. Logan has also served on the board of STAAR Surgical Company, a public company that designs, develops and manufactures intraocular lenses, and since 2011, on the Board of Gencia Corporation, a private biotechnology company. In addition, since 2002, Mr. Logan has served on the advisory board of The University of Virginia Heart and Vascular Center and has been a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Environmental Law Center since 2002. In 1999, Mr. Logan was inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. Mr. Logan holds a B.A. from Hiram College, was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at New York University and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.


David York Norton

David York Norton has served as a Director of the Company since July 2013. Mr. Norton was Company Group Chairman, Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson, until his retirement in September 2011. Mr. Norton began his Johnson & Johnson career in 1979, and held a number of positions at the company, including Company Group Chairman, Worldwide Commercial and Operations for the CNS, Internal Medicine franchise, Company Group Chairman for the pharmaceutical businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Company Group Chairman for the pharmaceutical businesses in North America. Mr. Norton also serves as a Director of Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he has served since September 2011, Director of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development since December 2012 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Since 2012, Mr. Norton has served as Senior Advisor to Tapestry Networks. Mr. Norton is a graduate of Control Data Institute, Australia and the College of Distributive Trades, London UK.


Jorge Plutzky, M.D.

Jorge Plutzky, M.D. has served as a director of the Company since May 2013. Since 1996, he has served as the Director of The Vascular Disease Prevention Program, which includes the Lipid/Prevention Clinic, in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is also Co-Director of Preventive Cardiology. Since 1995, he has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Plutzky has been a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation since 2009 and Ember Therapeutics since 2012. Dr. Plutzky has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Plutzky has been recognized with the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award, the University of Cologne’s Klenk Lecture, Vanderbilt University’s Rabin Lecture, Northwestern University’s DeStevens Lecture, and Harvard Medical School’s Tucker Collins Lecture. Dr. Plutzky holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed research fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Herman Rosenman

Herman Rosenman has served as a Director of the Company since July 2013. Mr. Rosenman was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Gen-Probe, Inc. (currently, Hologic, Inc.), a molecular diagnostic company, from June 2001 to October 2012. Prior to joining Gen-Probe, Mr. Rosenman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Acquisition Corp., a retail chain and consumer products manufacturer, and prior to that he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RadNet Management, Inc., and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Rexene Corp., a Fortune 1000 company in the petrochemicals industry. Mr. Rosenman was previously a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), where he served numerous Fortune 1,000 clients, principally in the pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries. Mr. Rosenman currently serves on the Board of Directors of BioFire Diagnostics, Inc., a private company. Mr. Rosenman received a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from Pace University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Robert N. Wilson

Robert N. Wilson has served as a Director of the Company since April 2013. From 1964 to 2003, Mr. Wilson served in various roles at Johnson & Johnson, a public healthcare company, including the Executive Committee from 1983 through 2003, a member of the Board of Directors from 1984 to 2003, and Vice Chairman of the Board from 1988 through 2003. Since 2007, Mr. Wilson has also been Chairman of Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. (formerly Still River Systems), a medical device company, and since 2003, Mr. Wilson has served as a member of the Board of Synta Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a public biopharmaceutical company, and a member of the Board of Charles Schwab Corporation, a public brokerage and banking company. Since 1996, he has been a member of the Board of Hess Corporation, a public oil and gas company. Mr. Wilson received a B.S. degree in business from Georgetown College.