Dr. Samuel Saks

Dr. Saks was first appointed a director of the Company in September of 2015. He is a board certified oncologist who most recently served as chief development officer for Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a position he held from 2013 until it was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. in May 2015. He has also served as a board member for Auspex from 2009 to 2015. Prior to Auspex, Dr. Saks was a co-founder of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, where he was chief executive officer for six years. Before that, Dr. Saks served as company group chairman of ALZA Corp. (“ALZA”), and then participated as a member of the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Group Operating Committee upon the merger of J&J and ALZA. Prior to that, Dr. Saks held various positions with ALZA, most recently as its group vice president. Prior to ALZA, Dr. Saks held clinical research and development management positions with Schering-Plough Corporation, Xoma Corp. and Genentech, Inc. Dr. Saks currently serves on the boards of directors of TONIX Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. which is a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, as well as private companies Bullet Biotechnology, Inc., Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC., and NuMedii Inc. Dr. Saks holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.D. from the University of Illinois.  Dr. Saks brings over 35 years of experience in biotechnology management to the Board, including extensive product development expertise.