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Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (BMRN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jean-Jacques Bienaime

65 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Spiegelman

60 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Henry Fuchs

61 2016 President - Worldwide Research & Development

G. Eric Davis

48 2016 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jeff Ajer

56 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Robert Baffi

64 2009 Executive Vice President - Technical Operations

Brian Mueller

45 2016 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

Lon Cardon

2019 Chief Scientific Strategy Officer

Richard Meier

59 2015 Lead Independent Director

Liz Anderson

2019 Director

Elizabeth Anderson

2019 Independent Director

Willard Dere

65 2016 Independent Director

Michael Grey

66 2005 Independent Director

Elaine Heron

71 2002 Independent Director

Robert Hombach

53 2017 Independent Director

V. Bryan Lawlis

67 2007 Independent Director

Alan Lewis

73 2005 Independent Director

David Pyott

65 2016 Independent Director

Dennis Slamon

70 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jean-Jacques Bienaime

Mr. Jean-Jacques Bienaime serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc., He joined our Board in May 2005, at the same time that he became our Chief Executive Officer, and was named Chair of the Board in June 2015. From November 2002 to April 2005, Mr. Bienaimé served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Genencor, a biotechnology company focused on industrial bioproducts and targeted cancer biotherapeutics. From 1998 to late 2002, Mr. Bienaimé served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sangstat Medical Corporation, an immunology-focused biotechnology company, becoming President in 1998 and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Bienaimé held several senior management positions at Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals (now Sanofi-Aventis), culminating in the position of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bienaimé worked at Genentech, Inc. where he was involved in the launch of tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) for the treatment of heart attacks. Mr. Bienaimé currently serves on the board of Incyte Corporation, a public biotechnology company, as well as being a member of the boards of Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), both industry trade associations. Mr. Bienaimé previously served on the boards of three public companies: Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2011 to 2014, InterMune, Inc., from 2012 to 2014, and Vital Therapies, Inc., from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Bienaimé received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in economics from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.

Daniel Spiegelman

Mr. Daniel Keith Spiegelman is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined BioMarin in May 2012 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From May 2009 until May 2012, Mr. Spiegelman served as a consultant to provide strategic financial management support to a portfolio of public and private life science companies. From 1998 to 2009, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CV Therapeutics, Inc. where he was responsible for finance, accounting, investor relations, business development, and information systems. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Spiegelman served in various roles at Genentech, Inc., most recently as Treasurer. He received a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Henry Fuchs

Dr. Henry J. Fuchs, M.D., Ph.D., serves as President - Worldwide Research & Development of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined BioMarin in March 2009 and currently serves as our President of Worldwide Research & Development. From December 2009 to October 2016, Dr. Fuchs served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. From March 2009 to December 2009, Dr. Fuchs served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. From September 2005 until December 2008, Dr. Fuchs served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Fuchs served as Chief Executive Officer of Ardea Biosciences, Inc. from January 2003 until June 2005. Dr. Fuchs first joined Ardea Biosciences, Inc. as Vice President, Clinical Affairs in October 1996 and was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2001. From 1987 to 1996, Dr. Fuchs held various positions at Genentech, Inc. where, among other responsibilities, he led the clinical program that resulted in the approval of Pulmozyme, a therapeutic for cystic fibrosis. Dr. Fuchs was also responsible for the Phase III development program that led to the approval of Herceptin to treat metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Fuchs received an M.D. degree from George Washington University and a B.A. degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University. Dr. Fuchs is currently a Director of Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, and Genomic Health, Inc., a public molecular diagnostics company.

G. Eric Davis

Mr. G. Eric Davis serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined BioMarin in March 2004 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From December 2005 to March 2016, Mr. Davis served as our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and from 2004 to December 2005, Mr. Davis served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Davis worked in the San Francisco office of Paul Hastings LLP (formerly Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP), where he served on the firm’s national securities practice committee. Mr. Davis has represented public and private companies and venture capital and investment banking firms in a wide range of corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliance matters, and intellectual property-related business transactions. His experience involves a variety of industries, including biotechnology and life sciences. Mr. Davis received a B.A. in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Jeff Ajer

Mr. Jeff Robert Ajer serves as an Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Mr. Ajer joined BioMarin in August 2005 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. From October 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Ajer served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. From April 2009 to October 2012, Mr. Ajer served as our Vice President, Commercial Operations, The Americas, where he had responsibility for commercial operations throughout the Americas and led product marketing, reimbursement, and sales operations for BioMarin. Prior to joining BioMarin, Mr. Ajer served in various roles at Genzyme Corporation (Genzyme) beginning in November 2003 and lastly as Vice President, Global Transplant Operations from December 2004 to August 2005. Mr. Ajer’s experience prior to Genzyme includes roles in sales, marketing and operations at SangStat Medical Corporation and ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Ajer received both a B.S. in chemistry and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Ajer is currently a Director of Nektar Therapeutics, a public biopharmaceutical company.

Robert Baffi

Dr. Robert A. Baffi, Ph.D., serves as an Executive Vice President - Technical Operations of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined BioMarin in May 2000 and currently serves as our Executive Vice President of Technical Operations, responsible for overseeing our manufacturing, process development, quality, and analytical chemistry departments. From 2000 to December 2009, Dr. Baffi served as our Senior Vice President of Technical Operations and from 1986 to 2000, Dr. Baffi served in a number of increasingly responsible positions at Genentech, Inc., primarily in the functional area of quality control. Prior to Genentech, Dr. Baffi worked for Cooper BioMedical as a Research Scientist and at Becton Dickinson Research Center as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Baffi has contributed to more than 20 regulatory submissions for product approval in the United States and Europe and to more than 50 regulatory submissions for investigational new drug testing. He currently serves on the board for the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training. Dr. Baffi received a Ph.D., M. Phil and a B.S. in biochemistry from the City University of New York and an M.B.A. from Regis University.

Brian Mueller

Mr. Brian R. Mueller is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Mr. Mueller joined BioMarin in December 2002 and currently serves as our Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. He has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since March 2011. From March 2014 to August 2016, Mr. Mueller served as our Group Vice President, Corporate Controller and from March 2009 to March 2014, Mr. Mueller served as our Vice President, Corporate Controller. Mr. Mueller is a member of the board of Directors of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Prior to joining BioMarin in 2002, Mr. Mueller worked for KPMG as a senior manager in the firm’s audit practice. Mr. Mueller joined KPMG after Arthur Andersen LLP ceased operations in June 2002, prior to which he spent seven years with Arthur Andersen LLP in the firm’s audit and business advisory services practice. Mr. Mueller received a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Lon Cardon

Dr. Lon Cardon, Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Strategy Officer of the Company. Previously, Dr. Cardon was Senior Vice President of Alternative Discovery and Development, and Head of Target Sciences at GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK). During his nine years at GSK, he led platform groups in genetics, statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and clinical pharmacology and created a new division for exploratory therapeutic areas and platforms, including rare diseases, gene therapy, ophthalmology, women's health and others. Dr. Cardon was a longstanding member of GSK's R&D executive team, ultimately chairing their discovery board which governed the scientific direction of all of GSK's preclinical to phase 2 programs. Before moving into the industry, Dr. Cardon was a professor of Biostatistics at the University of Washington and full member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Prior to that he was a professor and Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and did his postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is an elected Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Richard Meier

Mr. Richard A. Meier serves as Lead Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined our Board in December 2006, is a member of the Audit Committee and has served as our Lead Independent Director since June 2015. Currently, Mr. Meier is a partner with AtlasRock&Co., an investment and advisory firm, a position he has held since August 2018. Mr. Meier served as President-International and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Owens & Minor, Inc., a global healthcare services company, from July 2015 to July 2018, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Owens & Minor, Inc. from March 2013 to July 2015. Prior to joining Owens & Minor, Mr. Meier was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TeleFlex, Incorporated, a global medical device company from January 2010 through March 2012. Mr. Meier served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Medical Optics, a global ophthalmic medical device company that was acquired by Abbott in February 2009, from November 2007 to May 2009. Beginning in April 2002 through November 2007, Mr. Meier served continuously as Advanced Medical Optics’ Chief Financial Officer, while serving in a variety of additional senior operating roles including Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Advanced Medical Optics, Mr. Meier was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bausch Health Companies, Inc. (BHC) (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), from October 1999 to April 2002, and Senior Vice President & Treasurer from May 1998 to October 1999. Before joining BHC, Mr. Meier was an executive with the investment banking firm of Schroder & Co. Inc. in New York, from 1996. Prior to Mr. Meier’s experience at Schroder & Co., he held various financial and banking positions at Salomon Smith Barney, Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, Australian Capital Equity, and Greyhound Lines, Inc. Mr. Meier was a Director of Staar Surgical Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company,

Liz Anderson

Ms. Liz McKee Anderson has been appointed as Director of the Company effective July 15th , 2019. Ms. Anderson serves on a number of boards, including biotechnology companies REVOLUTION Medicines Inc., Bavarian Nordic A/S, Insmed, Inc., ARO Biotherapeutics Company, and Context Therapeutics. In addition, she serves on the board of Huntsworth PLC, an international healthcare and communications group. Ms. Anderson also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Wistar Institute, a nonprofit, biomedical research organization. Previously, Ms. Anderson served in marketing and operations roles with increasing levels of responsibility at Johnson & Johnson culminating in her role as the Worldwide Vice President, Infectious Diseases and Vaccines at Janssen where she directed the commercial development of an extensive portfolio of antivirals and vaccines with responsibility for global marketing, access and analytics. While at Johnson & Johnson, she held a number of senior leadership roles in Immunology and Oncology and served on the Pharmaceuticals Group R&D Development Management Committee and operating company management boards. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Anderson served as the Vice President and General Manager of Wyeth Lederle Vaccines from 1997 to 2002. She also previously held executive commercial operating roles at Rhone Poulenc Rorer and the American National Red Cross. Ms. Anderson earned a BS in Engineering from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management.

Elizabeth Anderson

Willard Dere

Dr. Willard H. Dere, M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He joined our Board in July 2016. Since November 2014, he has served as the Professor of Internal Medicine, B. Lue and Hope S. Bettilyon Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine for Diabetes Research, Executive Director of Personalized Health, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Clinical & Translational Science at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. He also serves as the Interim Associate Vice President for Research of Health Sciences, and Interim Vice-Dean for Research of the School of Medicine. Prior to re-joining academia in November 2014, Dr. Dere was in the biopharmaceutical industry for 25 years. From 2003 until his retirement in 2014, Dr. Dere held multiple roles at Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company, including serving as head of global development and either the international or corporate chief medical officer from December 2004 to October 2014. He began his career at Eli Lilly in 1989, and held a number of different global roles in clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs, and both early-stage translational, and late-stage clinical research. He serves on the boards of three public biopharmaceutical companies: Mersana Therapeutics, Inc., Radius Health, Inc., and Seres Therapeutics, Inc. and concluded his service to Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. in December 2017. Since 2014, he has served on the scientific advisory board of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Dere received a B.A. and an M.D. from the University of California, Davis. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Utah and in endocrinology/ metabolism at the University of California at San Francisco.

Michael Grey

Mr. Michael G. Grey serves as an Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. He joined our Board in December 2005 and serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Grey currently serves as Executive Chairman of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, a position he has held since December 2016, and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amplyx from October 2015 to December 2016. Mr. Grey also currently serves as Executive Chairman of Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, a position he has held since January 2018, and previously served as Chief Executive Officer from October 2014 to December 2017. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company, from February 2011 until it was acquired by Shire plc in May 2014. He has also served as a Venture Partner with Pappas Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm, since January 2010. Between January and September 2009, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company. From January 2005 until its acquisition in August 2008, Mr. Grey was President and Chief Executive Officer of SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company, where he previously served as President from June 2003 to January 2005 and as Chief Business Officer from April 2001 until June 2003. Prior to joining SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. Grey acted as President, Chief Executive Officer and board member of Trega Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company. From November 1994 to August 1998, Mr. Grey was the President of BioChem Therapeutic, Inc., the pharmaceutical operating division of BioChem Pharma, Inc. During 1994, Mr. Grey served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Ansan, Inc., a pharmaceutical company.

Elaine Heron

Dr. Elaine J. Heron, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Heron joined our Board in July 2002 and serves as the Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. Heron served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private early-stage drug development company, from February 2009 until October 2015, and she continues to serve as member of that company’s board. She is also a Director of Vala Sciences Inc., a private life science tools company, Palvella Therapeutics, a private early-stage therapeutics company and Dropworks, Inc., a medical diagnostic company. From July 2001 to October 2008, Dr. Heron was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Labcyte Inc., a private biotechnology company. Before joining Labcyte Inc., she spent six years in positions of increasing responsibility at the Applied Biosystems Group of Applera Corporation, a biotechnology company, including the position of General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dr. Heron earned a B.S. in chemistry with highest distinction and a Ph.D. in analytical biochemistry from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

Robert Hombach

Mr. Robert J. Hombach, CPA, is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hombach joined our Board in September 2017 and currently serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer of Baxalta Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company spun out in June 2015 from Baxter International Inc., a public pharmaceutical company, until it was acquired by Shire PLC in June 2016. He served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Baxter from July 2010 until the spin-off in June 2015. From 2007 to 2011, he also served as Treasurer of Baxter and from 2004 to 2007, he was Vice President of Finance, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he served in a number of finance positions of increasing responsibility in the corporate planning, manufacturing, operations and treasury areas at Baxter. Mr. Hombach currently serves on the board of CarMax, Inc., a public company and in 2018 was appointed to the board of Aptinyx Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. Previously, he served on the board of Naurex, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company acquired by Allergan in 2015. Mr. Hombach earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Finance cum laude from the University of Colorado..

V. Bryan Lawlis

Dr. V. Bryan Lawlis, Jr., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Lawlis joined our Board in June 2007. From August 2011 to September 2017 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, LLC, a private holding company that held the assets of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company. Dr. Lawlis co-founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Itero Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2006 until it discontinued operations in August 2011. Dr. Lawlis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aradigm Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, from August 2004 to August 2006, and served on its board from February 2005 to August 2006, continuing in both capacities until August 2006. Dr. Lawlis previously served as Aradigm’s President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2003 to August 2004 and its Chief Operating Officer from November 2001 to June 2003. Prior to his time at Aradigm, Dr. Lawlis co-founded Covance Biotechnology Services, a contract biopharmaceutical manufacturing operation, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 1999, and as its Chairman from 1999 to 2001, when it was sold to Diosynth RTP, Inc., a division of Akzo Nobel, NV. From 1981 to 1996, Dr. Lawlis was employed at Genencor, Inc., a biotechnology company, and Genentech, Inc. His last position at Genentech, Inc. was Vice President of Process Sciences. Dr. Lawlis serves on the boards of four other public biopharmaceutical companies: Geron Corporation since March 2012, Coherus Biosciences, Inc. since October 2014, Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. since July 2018 and at Sutro Biopharma, Inc. since it went public in September 2018. He previously served on the board of KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, from August 2013 until September 2014, and acted as the Chairman of the scientific advisory board for Coherus from November 2012 to June 2016. .

Alan Lewis

Dr. Alan James Lewis, Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Lewis joined our Board in June 2005 and serves as the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee. Since March 2015, Dr. Lewis has served as Chief Executive Officer of DiaVacs, Inc., a private biotechnology company, where he also serves as Director. From October 2012 to March 2014, Dr. Lewis served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Medistem, Inc. (Medistem), a public biotechnology company. From November 2011 to October 2012, he served as a consultant to Medistem and to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. From July 2010 to November 2011, Dr. Lewis served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ambit Biosciences, a private biotechnology company. From January 2009 to June 2010, Dr. Lewis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. From February 2006 until December 2008, Dr. Lewis was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Novocell, Inc., a private regenerative disease biotechnology company focused on stem cell therapy. Prior to joining Novocell Inc., starting in 2000, he was President of Celgene Signal Research, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Celgene Corporation, a pharmaceutical company. From February 1994 to August 2000, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Signal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he guided the company to its successful acquisition by Celgene Corporation. From 1979 to 1994, Dr. Lewis held a number of positions at Wyeth-Ayerst Research and its predecessor, Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., including Vice President of Research at Wyeth-Ayerst Research. Dr. Lewis has published over 120 full manuscripts and has written and edited seven books. Dr. Lewis was a Research Associate at Yale University from 1972 to 1973. In December 2015, Dr. Lewis was appointed to the board of Assembly Biosciences, Inc., a public biotechnology company.

David Pyott

Mr. David E. I. Pyott, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Pyott joined our Board in January 2016. From 1998 to March 2015, Dr. Pyott served as Chief Executive Officer of Allergan, Inc., a global pharmaceutical company. Prior to Allergan, Dr. Pyott served as the Head of the Novartis Nutrition Division and as a member of the Executive Committee of Switzerland-based Novartis AG. Dr. Pyott is Lead Director and a member of the board of Avery Dennison Corporation, a public global labeling and packaging materials company, serves on the board of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company and is a member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips in the Netherlands, a public diversified health and technology company. Dr. Pyott serves as Chairman of Bioniz Therapeutics, Inc., a private biotechnology company, and also serves on the board of Rani Therapeutics, LLC, a private biotechnology company. He is Deputy Chairman of the Governing Board of the London Business School, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology, President of the International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation and a member of the advisory board of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Previously, Dr. Pyott served on the board of Edwards Lifesciences Corp., a public medical device company, from 2000 to 2014. Dr. Pyott holds a Diploma in International and European Law from the Europa Institute at the University of Amsterdam, an Honorary Degree in Medicine and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School.

Dennis Slamon

Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Dr. Slamon joined our Board in March 2014. Dr. Slamon has served as Director of Clinical/Translational Research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center since June 1995 and has served as leader of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at UCLA since its establishment in 1991. Since May 1996, Dr. Slamon has been a professor of medicine and Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UCLA Department of Medicine and executive vice chair for research for UCLA’s Department of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the medical advisory board for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, a research and fund-raising organization that promotes advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer, and he is member of the board of Translational Research in Oncology, a global, non-profit, academic clinical research organization. A 1970 B.A. honors graduate in biology from Washington & Jefferson College and a 1975 graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Slamon earned his Ph.D. in cell biology that same year. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, becoming chief resident in 1978. One year later, he became a fellow in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UCLA where he currently serves on the faculty of medicine.

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