Fred Cohen, MD, DPhil, FACP
Fred E. Cohen, M.D., D.Phil. FACP has served on our board of directors since June 2013. Dr. Cohen is a partner at TPG, a private equity firm he joined in 2001, and serves as co-head of TPG’s biotechnology group. Dr. Cohen served as a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1988 until 2014. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Cohen served as the Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of UCSF. Dr. Cohen also serves as a director of Genomic Health (NASDAQ: GHDX), Roka Bioscience (NASDAQ: ROKA), CareDx (NASDAQ: CDNA), Quintiles Transnational Holdings (NYSE: Q), Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FPRX), Biocryst (NASDAQ: BCRX) and Veracyte (NASDAQ: VCYT). In addition, Dr. Cohen serves as a director of several privately held companies. Dr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, a D.Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and an M.D. from Stanford University.
Howard (Ted) Greene, Jr.
Howard E. Greene, Jr. has served on our board of directors since January 2008. Mr. Greene is an entrepreneur who has participated in the founding and management of 11 medical technology companies over 25 years, including three companies for which he served as chief executive officer. He was the co-founder of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in August 2012, serving as the Chief Executive Officer of that company from 1987 to 1996. He also served as a director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals from 1987 to April 2009. Mr. Greene also served on the board of directors of Biosite from June 1989 until its acquisition by Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. in 2007. From 1986 until 1993, Mr. Greene was a founding general partner of Biovest Partners, a seed venture capital firm. He was Chief Executive Officer of Hybritech Incorporated from March 1979 until its acquisition by Eli Lilly & Co. in March 1986, and he was co-inventor of Hybritech’s patented monoclonal antibody assay technology. Prior to joining Hybritech, he was an executive with the medical diagnostics division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation and a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Greene holds a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Douglas A. Roeder has served on our board of directors since May 2009. Mr. Roeder joined Delphi Ventures as an Associate in 1998, and has been a Partner since 2000, focusing on medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology. Prior to joining Delphi Ventures, Mr. Roeder was an Associate with Alex.Brown’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group in San Francisco, where he focused on the medical device, life sciences and healthcare services industries. He also previously worked with Putnam Associates, a strategy consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Mr. Roeder holds an A.B. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College.
Christopher J. Twomey has served on our board of directors since July 2013. From March 1990 until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Twomey held various positions with Biosite, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Twomey worked for Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as an Audit Manager. Mr. Twomey served as a director and audit committee chair of Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from July 2006 until its acquisition by Mallinckrodt in 2014. Mr. Twomey has also served as a member of the board of directors of Senomyx since March 2006 and is chair of that company's audit committee. Mr. Twomey holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.