Chair
Member
Financial expert
Audit Committee Position

David Diamond  

Mr. Diamond was appointed to the Board on May 9, 2021. Mr. Diamond currently provides strategic guidance and operational oversight to CEOs and boards of directors in the Life Sciences industry. Mr. Diamond has extensive experience assisting management teams and boards of directors with capital financing and strategic business planning nationally and internationally and has built strong relationships with prominent investment bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ScynceLED as well as the National Life Sciences and Technology Practice Lead at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national CPA firm since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Mr. Diamond previously served as Audit Committee Chair and Board Member of Oncotelic Therapeutics as well as Board member for Kreston International ($2 billion CPA network), a member of the board of San Diego Venture Group and was a Founding Member of UCSD Connect. He is a Certified Director in Corporate Governance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an active CPA, licensed in the United States, Israel and South Africa.

Chair

Laurence J. Marton

Dr. Marton has served as our director since December 2012. In addition, in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Marton serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Cancer Commons. In the for-profit sector, he serves on the boards of Cellsonics, Matternet, Microsonic Systems, Nanotics, Omniox, and xCures and is an advisor to Assurance Health Data, Enable Medicine, Immunai, PharmaJet, and the Precision Medicine World Conference. Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Member

Una S. Ryan, O.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc.  

Dr. Ryan has served as our director since 2013. Dr. Ryan has extensive experience leading public, private and non-profit companies. She serves on the boards of Cortexyme (CRTX), Elemental Machines (chair), Cambridge in America, and Bristol University US Foundation (chair). Dr. Ryan is an LP at Breakout Ventures and Lionheart Ventures. She focuses on women-led ventures as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, and partner in Astia Angels. She has a large portfolio of early-stage companies in San Francisco and Boston. She was a serial CEO of Diagnostics for All, Waltham Technologies and AVANT (now CLDX). Continuing a career translating science to successful businesses, Dr. Ryan is now translating science to art and founded ULUX (www.uluxart.com) bringing science perspectives to the art world. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, B.Sc. degrees and honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. Her academic career included Professorships of Medicine at Miami, Washington and Boston Universities. She held the titles Howard Hughes Investigator, American Heart Association Established Investigator, and NIH MERIT Awardee. She has received numerous awards including the Albert Einstein Award (2007) for outstanding achievement in the life sciences, the Cartier Award (2009) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2011). In 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Ryan the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Member
Compensation Committee Position

Angela Macfarlane

Ms. Macfarlane has served as our director since September 2018. She currently serves as CEO of Perceive Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to solving the major unsolved causes of vision loss. Ms. Macfarlane founded and serves as a Managing Partner of ForSight Labs, LLC an ophthalmic incubator formed in 2005 to focus on innovation in ophthalmology which has started eight companies in both therapeutics and medical devices. Ms. Macfarlane served as both the founding CEO for ForSight VISION4, Inc. through the acquisition (acquired by ROCHE – FDA approved SUSVIMO®), and founding CEO of ForSight VISION5, Inc. and then at acquisition (acquired by Allergan). Previously, Ms. Macfarlane served as Chief Technology Counsel to The Foundry, a medical technology incubator, and Technology Counsel for Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., a renowned physician/entrepreneur where she participated in formation development of nine companies from 1999 to 2004. She previously served on the senior management teams and counsel at TransVascular, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), AneuRx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), and VidaMed Inc. (through IPO). Ms. Macfarlane is an inventor on 25 U.S. issued patents. She received her BA in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of Perceive Biotherapeutics, ForSight VISION6, Inc., Recognify Life Sciences, Spiral Therapeutics, the non-profit Fogarty Innovation and is a mentor in the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Program.

Chair

David Diamond  

Mr. Diamond was appointed to the Board on May 9, 2021. Mr. Diamond currently provides strategic guidance and operational oversight to CEOs and boards of directors in the Life Sciences industry. Mr. Diamond has extensive experience assisting management teams and boards of directors with capital financing and strategic business planning nationally and internationally and has built strong relationships with prominent investment bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ScynceLED as well as the National Life Sciences and Technology Practice Lead at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national CPA firm since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Mr. Diamond previously served as Audit Committee Chair and Board Member of Oncotelic Therapeutics as well as Board member for Kreston International ($2 billion CPA network), a member of the board of San Diego Venture Group and was a Founding Member of UCSD Connect. He is a Certified Director in Corporate Governance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an active CPA, licensed in the United States, Israel and South Africa.

Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Una S. Ryan, O.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc.  

Dr. Ryan has served as our director since 2013. Dr. Ryan has extensive experience leading public, private and non-profit companies. She serves on the boards of Cortexyme (CRTX), Elemental Machines (chair), Cambridge in America, and Bristol University US Foundation (chair). Dr. Ryan is an LP at Breakout Ventures and Lionheart Ventures. She focuses on women-led ventures as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, and partner in Astia Angels. She has a large portfolio of early-stage companies in San Francisco and Boston. She was a serial CEO of Diagnostics for All, Waltham Technologies and AVANT (now CLDX). Continuing a career translating science to successful businesses, Dr. Ryan is now translating science to art and founded ULUX (www.uluxart.com) bringing science perspectives to the art world. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, B.Sc. degrees and honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. Her academic career included Professorships of Medicine at Miami, Washington and Boston Universities. She held the titles Howard Hughes Investigator, American Heart Association Established Investigator, and NIH MERIT Awardee. She has received numerous awards including the Albert Einstein Award (2007) for outstanding achievement in the life sciences, the Cartier Award (2009) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2011). In 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Ryan the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Chair

Angela Macfarlane

Ms. Macfarlane has served as our director since September 2018. She currently serves as CEO of Perceive Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to solving the major unsolved causes of vision loss. Ms. Macfarlane founded and serves as a Managing Partner of ForSight Labs, LLC an ophthalmic incubator formed in 2005 to focus on innovation in ophthalmology which has started eight companies in both therapeutics and medical devices. Ms. Macfarlane served as both the founding CEO for ForSight VISION4, Inc. through the acquisition (acquired by ROCHE – FDA approved SUSVIMO®), and founding CEO of ForSight VISION5, Inc. and then at acquisition (acquired by Allergan). Previously, Ms. Macfarlane served as Chief Technology Counsel to The Foundry, a medical technology incubator, and Technology Counsel for Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., a renowned physician/entrepreneur where she participated in formation development of nine companies from 1999 to 2004. She previously served on the senior management teams and counsel at TransVascular, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), AneuRx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), and VidaMed Inc. (through IPO). Ms. Macfarlane is an inventor on 25 U.S. issued patents. She received her BA in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of Perceive Biotherapeutics, ForSight VISION6, Inc., Recognify Life Sciences, Spiral Therapeutics, the non-profit Fogarty Innovation and is a mentor in the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Program.

Member

Laurence J. Marton

Dr. Marton has served as our director since December 2012. In addition, in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Marton serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Cancer Commons. In the for-profit sector, he serves on the boards of Cellsonics, Matternet, Microsonic Systems, Nanotics, Omniox, and xCures and is an advisor to Assurance Health Data, Enable Medicine, Immunai, PharmaJet, and the Precision Medicine World Conference. Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Member

David Diamond

Mr. Diamond was appointed to the Board on May 9, 2021. Mr. Diamond currently provides strategic guidance and operational oversight to CEOs and boards of directors in the Life Sciences industry. Mr. Diamond has extensive experience assisting management teams and boards of directors with capital financing and strategic business planning nationally and internationally and has built strong relationships with prominent investment bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ScynceLED as well as the National Life Sciences and Technology Practice Lead at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national CPA firm since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Mr. Diamond previously served as Audit Committee Chair and Board Member of Oncotelic Therapeutics as well as Board member for Kreston International ($2 billion CPA network), a member of the board of San Diego Venture Group and was a Founding Member of UCSD Connect. He is a Certified Director in Corporate Governance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an active CPA, licensed in the United States, Israel and South Africa.

Laurence J. Marton

Dr. Marton has served as our director since December 2012. In addition, in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Marton serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Cancer Commons. In the for-profit sector, he serves on the boards of Cellsonics, Matternet, Microsonic Systems, Nanotics, Omniox, and xCures and is an advisor to Assurance Health Data, Enable Medicine, Immunai, PharmaJet, and the Precision Medicine World Conference. Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Una S. Ryan, O.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Ryan has served as our director since 2013. Dr. Ryan has extensive experience leading public, private and non-profit companies. She serves on the boards of Cortexyme (CRTX), Elemental Machines (chair), Cambridge in America, and Bristol University US Foundation (chair). Dr. Ryan is an LP at Breakout Ventures and Lionheart Ventures. She focuses on women-led ventures as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, and partner in Astia Angels. She has a large portfolio of early-stage companies in San Francisco and Boston. She was a serial CEO of Diagnostics for All, Waltham Technologies and AVANT (now CLDX). Continuing a career translating science to successful businesses, Dr. Ryan is now translating science to art and founded ULUX (www.uluxart.com) bringing science perspectives to the art world. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, B.Sc. degrees and honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. Her academic career included Professorships of Medicine at Miami, Washington and Boston Universities. She held the titles Howard Hughes Investigator, American Heart Association Established Investigator, and NIH MERIT Awardee. She has received numerous awards including the Albert Einstein Award (2007) for outstanding achievement in the life sciences, the Cartier Award (2009) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2011). In 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Ryan the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Angela Macfarlane

Ms. Macfarlane has served as our director since September 2018. She currently serves as CEO of Perceive Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to solving the major unsolved causes of vision loss. Ms. Macfarlane founded and serves as a Managing Partner of ForSight Labs, LLC an ophthalmic incubator formed in 2005 to focus on innovation in ophthalmology which has started eight companies in both therapeutics and medical devices. Ms. Macfarlane served as both the founding CEO for ForSight VISION4, Inc. through the acquisition (acquired by ROCHE – FDA approved SUSVIMO®), and founding CEO of ForSight VISION5, Inc. and then at acquisition (acquired by Allergan). Previously, Ms. Macfarlane served as Chief Technology Counsel to The Foundry, a medical technology incubator, and Technology Counsel for Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., a renowned physician/entrepreneur where she participated in formation development of nine companies from 1999 to 2004. She previously served on the senior management teams and counsel at TransVascular, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), AneuRx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), and VidaMed Inc. (through IPO). Ms. Macfarlane is an inventor on 25 U.S. issued patents. She received her BA in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of Perceive Biotherapeutics, ForSight VISION6, Inc., Recognify Life Sciences, Spiral Therapeutics, the non-profit Fogarty Innovation and is a mentor in the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Program.

David Diamond

Mr. Diamond was appointed to the Board on May 9, 2021. Mr. Diamond currently provides strategic guidance and operational oversight to CEOs and boards of directors in the Life Sciences industry. Mr. Diamond has extensive experience assisting management teams and boards of directors with capital financing and strategic business planning nationally and internationally and has built strong relationships with prominent investment bankers. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for ScynceLED as well as the National Life Sciences and Technology Practice Lead at Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national CPA firm since 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in both public accounting and industry. Mr. Diamond previously served as Audit Committee Chair and Board Member of Oncotelic Therapeutics as well as Board member for Kreston International ($2 billion CPA network), a member of the board of San Diego Venture Group and was a Founding Member of UCSD Connect. He is a Certified Director in Corporate Governance from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and an active CPA, licensed in the United States, Israel and South Africa.

Una S. Ryan, O.B.E., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Ryan has served as our director since 2013. Dr. Ryan has extensive experience leading public, private and non-profit companies. She serves on the boards of Cortexyme (CRTX), Elemental Machines (chair), Cambridge in America, and Bristol University US Foundation (chair). Dr. Ryan is an LP at Breakout Ventures and Lionheart Ventures. She focuses on women-led ventures as Managing Director of Golden Seeds, and partner in Astia Angels. She has a large portfolio of early-stage companies in San Francisco and Boston. She was a serial CEO of Diagnostics for All, Waltham Technologies and AVANT (now CLDX). Continuing a career translating science to successful businesses, Dr. Ryan is now translating science to art and founded ULUX (www.uluxart.com) bringing science perspectives to the art world. Dr. Ryan holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, B.Sc. degrees and honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. Her academic career included Professorships of Medicine at Miami, Washington and Boston Universities. She held the titles Howard Hughes Investigator, American Heart Association Established Investigator, and NIH MERIT Awardee. She has received numerous awards including the Albert Einstein Award (2007) for outstanding achievement in the life sciences, the Cartier Award (2009) and World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer (2011). In 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II awarded Dr. Ryan the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Angela Macfarlane

Ms. Macfarlane has served as our director since September 2018. She currently serves as CEO of Perceive Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotech company dedicated to solving the major unsolved causes of vision loss. Ms. Macfarlane founded and serves as a Managing Partner of ForSight Labs, LLC an ophthalmic incubator formed in 2005 to focus on innovation in ophthalmology which has started eight companies in both therapeutics and medical devices. Ms. Macfarlane served as both the founding CEO for ForSight VISION4, Inc. through the acquisition (acquired by ROCHE – FDA approved SUSVIMO®), and founding CEO of ForSight VISION5, Inc. and then at acquisition (acquired by Allergan). Previously, Ms. Macfarlane served as Chief Technology Counsel to The Foundry, a medical technology incubator, and Technology Counsel for Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., a renowned physician/entrepreneur where she participated in formation development of nine companies from 1999 to 2004. She previously served on the senior management teams and counsel at TransVascular, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), AneuRx, Inc. (acquired by Medtronic), and VidaMed Inc. (through IPO). Ms. Macfarlane is an inventor on 25 U.S. issued patents. She received her BA in Business Administration from San Francisco State University, and her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law. She currently serves on the board of Perceive Biotherapeutics, ForSight VISION6, Inc., Recognify Life Sciences, Spiral Therapeutics, the non-profit Fogarty Innovation and is a mentor in the Ferolyn Powell Leadership Program.

Laurence J. Marton

Dr. Marton has served as our director since December 2012. In addition, in the nonprofit sector, Dr. Marton serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Cancer Commons. In the for-profit sector, he serves on the boards of Cellsonics, Matternet, Microsonic Systems, Nanotics, Omniox, and xCures and is an advisor to Assurance Health Data, Enable Medicine, Immunai, PharmaJet, and the Precision Medicine World Conference. Previously, Dr. Marton was Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Chaired the Department of Laboratory Medicine at UCSF, where he was a Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Neurological Surgery. Dr. Marton received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.