Dennis H.  Langer

Dennis H. Langer

Dennis H. Langer M.D., J.D. has been an independent member of our Board and has served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee since November 2016. He also serves on our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. From January 2013 to July 2014, Dr. Langer served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AdvanDx, Inc., a healthcare solutions company. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Langer served as a Managing Partner of Phoenix IP Ventures, LLC, a private equity/venture capital firm specializing in life sciences. From January 2004 to July 2005, he was President, North America, of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical company. From September 1994 until January 2004, Dr. Langer held several high-level positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc, and its predecessor, SmithKline Beecham, including Senior Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to GlaxoSmithKline, Dr. Langer was President and CEO of Neose Technologies, Inc. and before that held R&D and marketing positions at pharmaceutical companies Eli Lilly and Company, Abbott Laboratories and G. D. Searle & Company. At the beginning of his career, Dr. Langer was a Chief Resident at Yale University School of Medicine and also held clinical fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Langer currently serves as a director of Myriad Genetics, Inc., Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and several private companies. Dr. Langer served as a director of several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ception Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Cephalon, Inc.), Cytogen Corporation, (acquired by EUSA Pharma, Inc.), Delcath Systems, Inc. (Delcath), Myrexis, Inc., Pharmacopeia, Inc. (acquired by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.), Innocall Holdings plc, and Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (acquired by Shire plc). Dr. Langer is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University.