Nicole Vitullo was appointed Chairman of the Board in August 2019 has served as a Director on our Board since September 2005.

Ms. Vitullo is a Partner at Domain Associates and has extensive experience in both public and private investing in biotech companies and liquidation/distribution strategies for public companies. For more than a decade, Ms. Vitullo was responsible for Domain Public Equity Partners L.P., a fund focused on private investments in public companies. Previous to Domain, Ms. Vitullo was senior vice president at Rothschild Asset Management, Inc., where she had responsibility for the U.S. public market investments of International Biotechnology Trust plc and Biotechnology Investments Limited. Prior to that, Ms. Vitullo served as the director of corporate communications and investor relations at Cephalon, a publicly traded biotechnology company, and held a number of positions at Eastman Kodak, including corporate development.

Ms. Vitullo was appointed Chairman of the Board in August 2019 has served as a Director on our Board since September 2005. Her current board memberships include Antios Therapeutics, Exalys, Inc., and Esperion Therapeutics. Previously, Ms. Vitullo served as Chairman of the Board at Achillion Pharmaceuticals (sold to Alexion) and served on the boards of Celator Pharmaceuticals (sold to Jazz Pharmaceuticals), Durata Therapeutics (sold to Activas PLC), Cerexa Therapeutics (sold to Forest Labs) and Calixa Therapeutics (sold to Cubist). Ms. Vitullo received her B.A. in mathematics and her M.B.A. in finance from University of Rochester.