Kevin C. Gorman, Ph.D.
Kevin C. Gorman, Ph.D., is a founder and has been employed with the Company since 1993. Dr. Gorman was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 after having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2006 and prior to that, as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and has served on the Board of Directors since January 2008. Dr. Gorman is also a director of Xencor, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. From 1990 until 1993, Dr. Gorman was a principal at Avalon Medical Partners, L.P., where he was responsible for the early-stage founding of the Company and several other biotechnology companies such as Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Metra Biosystems, Inc., Idun Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Gorman received his Ph.D. in Immunology and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles and did further post-doctoral training at The Rockefeller University.