George M. Whitesides, Ph.D.
George M. Whitesides, Ph.D., has served as a director since October 2013. Prior to our spin off from Theravance, Inc. in June 2014 and since the inception of Theravance, Inc. in 1996, Dr. Whitesides served as a director of Theravance, Inc. He has been Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard University since 2004. From 1986 until 2004, Dr. Whitesides was Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University. From 1982 until 1991 he was a member of the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1986 until 1989. He was a faculty member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1964 until 1982. Dr. Whitesides was a 1998 recipient of the National Medal of Science. He is a member of the editorial boards of 14 scientific journals. He is also a member of the board of directors of Nano Terra Inc., Arsenal Biomedical, Inc., 480 Biomedical, Inc., Diagnostics for All, Inc. and Soft Robotics Inc. In addition, in the past five years, Dr. Whitesides has served on the board of directors of Rohm and Haas Company and HRL Laboratories, LLC. Dr. Whitesides holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Harvard University.