|Tina S. Nova, Ph.D.|
President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Tina S. Nova, Ph.D. has served as our president and chief executive officer, and a member of our board of directors, since March 2000. From 1994 to January 2000, Dr. Nova served as chief operating officer and president of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, where she was a co-founder. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Nova served as chief operating officer of Selective Genetics, a targeted therapy biotechnology company. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc., both publicly held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies. She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Diego and is a former representative to the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee overseeing the California Stem Cell Initiative (Proposition 71). Dr. Nova holds a B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.