Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D.
Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D., has served as a director since April 22, 2015. Dr. Molineaux has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Calithera Biosciences, Inc. since she co-founded the biopharmaceutical company in March 2010. Dr. Molineaux co-founded Proteolix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she served as Chief Scientific Officer from 2003 to 2005, Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 to January 2009 and again as Chief Scientific Officer from February 2009 until Proteolix’s acquisition by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in November 2009. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Molineaux served as Vice President of Biology at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug development company. From 1999 to 2000, she served as Vice President of Biology at Praelux, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and from 1994 through 1999, she served as Vice President of Drug Development at Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1989 until 1994, she was a scientist in the Immunology group at Merck & Co. Dr. Molineaux also serves as a member of the board of directors of Geron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, and of We Teach Science, a San Francisco Bay Area mentoring program for students in math and science and served as a member of the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association until March 2016. She is a Scientific Advisor at Lightstone Ventures. Dr. Molineaux holds a B.S. in Biology from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.