Chair
Member
Audit Committee Position

Regina Brown, CPA

Regina Brown, CPA, began her accounting practice over 30 years ago after passing all four parts of the CPA exam in one sitting. She was subsequently honored by the California Society of Women CPA’s for this unusual achievement.

Currently, her practice has a wide range of clients, varying in size, industry and geographic locations. They include large national corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as local Southern California businesses. Other clients consist of professionals, wholesalers, and high net worth individuals. Many of her clients have international and cross-border operations.

As a consequence of her depth of experience, she regularly assists other professionals with their clients’ issues and performs tax research and analysis in connection with litigation and other matters including marital dissolution, tax and accounting with respect to mergers and acquisitions, implementation of internal controls and extensive work in the area of trusts and estates. In addition, international tax matters and compliance have become a significant part of her practice.

Ms. Brown is a member in good standing of the California Society of CPAs (Cal CPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPSA) and has appeared as a speaker before both.

Chair

Bas van der Baan

Mr. van der Baan has over 25 years of experience in the biotechnology industry with a key focus on oncology and diagnostics. He is currently the Chief Clinical Officer of Agendia and in that role responsible for all clinical trials globally. Under his leadership more than 25,000 patients were enrolled in various clinical trials in breast cancer. Agendia has grown from a start up from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to a global company active in 30 countries with diagnostic assays fully reimbursed and included in all major clinical guidelines. Bas has extensive knowhow in the journey from clinical development to reimbursement and commercialization, as well as the establishment of partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, academic collaborators, distributors, insurance companies and governments to successfully launch new oncology products. He co-founded ThromboDx, a liquid biopsy company for early detection of cancer, Qameleon therapeutics, a synthetic lethality company in oncology and Oncosence, an oncology drug development company using senescence as target for drug development. He is an independent member of the board at Thetis Spa, Milan.

Member

Dr. Yun Yen

Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. is a physician, scientist, innovator, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as an expert in ribonucleotide reductase, a critical target in cancer therapy and diagnostics. He is President Emeritus of Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Chair Professor of the Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery. Prior to TMU, Dr. Yen was the Allen and Lee Chao Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology Department, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Director of the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte California. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, holds over 60 patents, and has commercialized multiple methodologies involving nanoparticles, small and large molecule drugs, biomarkers, stem cells, and medical devices. Dr. Yen also founded philanthropic organizations aimed at serving the global cancer community and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He serves on the boards of Fulgent Genetics and Tanvex BioPharma Inc.

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Compensation Committee Position

Dr. Yun Yen

Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. is a physician, scientist, innovator, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as an expert in ribonucleotide reductase, a critical target in cancer therapy and diagnostics. He is President Emeritus of Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Chair Professor of the Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery. Prior to TMU, Dr. Yen was the Allen and Lee Chao Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology Department, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Director of the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte California. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, holds over 60 patents, and has commercialized multiple methodologies involving nanoparticles, small and large molecule drugs, biomarkers, stem cells, and medical devices. Dr. Yen also founded philanthropic organizations aimed at serving the global cancer community and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He serves on the boards of Fulgent Genetics and Tanvex BioPharma Inc.

Chair

Dr. Rene Bernards

Dr. Rene Bernards is a leader in the field of molecular carcinogenesis, working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. His research focuses on identifying effective new drug combinations, new drug targets, and mechanisms of resistance to anti-cancer drugs. He has also co-founded four biotechnology companies to bring his scientific discoveries to clinical oncology practice. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an International Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and has received the Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship at this year’s AACR annual meeting where he presented new data on the unexpected effectiveness of the Company’s lead compound, LB-100, when given with a variety of standard and investigational anti-cancer compounds that have only modest activity on their own.

Member

Dr. Stephen J. Forman

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplantation and is a leader in preclinical and clinical cancer research. He is co-editor of Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for clinicians, scientists and health care professionals. Dr. Forman is the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since 1987.

In nearly 40 years at City of Hope, Dr. Forman has been instrumental in advancing the survival rates for patients suffering from cancers of the blood and immune system such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

As Director of the T Cell Immunotherapy Research Laboratory, his current research is focused on cancer immunotherapy, using the body’s own immune system to attack cancer. Pharmacological enhancement of patients’ immune responses to their cancers is of special interest to us as the enzyme target of its lead clinical compound, LB-100, has been reported recently to be critical to immune function. Much of Dr. Forman’s current work centers on T cells and their cancer-fighting potential.

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Regina Brown, CPA

Regina Brown, CPA, began her accounting practice over 30 years ago after passing all four parts of the CPA exam in one sitting. She was subsequently honored by the California Society of Women CPA’s for this unusual achievement.

Currently, her practice has a wide range of clients, varying in size, industry and geographic locations. They include large national corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as local Southern California businesses. Other clients consist of professionals, wholesalers, and high net worth individuals. Many of her clients have international and cross-border operations.

As a consequence of her depth of experience, she regularly assists other professionals with their clients’ issues and performs tax research and analysis in connection with litigation and other matters including marital dissolution, tax and accounting with respect to mergers and acquisitions, implementation of internal controls and extensive work in the area of trusts and estates. In addition, international tax matters and compliance have become a significant part of her practice.

Ms. Brown is a member in good standing of the California Society of CPAs (Cal CPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPSA) and has appeared as a speaker before both.

Bas van der Baan

Mr. van der Baan has over 25 years of experience in the biotechnology industry with a key focus on oncology and diagnostics. He is currently the Chief Clinical Officer of Agendia and in that role responsible for all clinical trials globally. Under his leadership more than 25,000 patients were enrolled in various clinical trials in breast cancer. Agendia has grown from a start up from the Netherlands Cancer Institute to a global company active in 30 countries with diagnostic assays fully reimbursed and included in all major clinical guidelines. Bas has extensive knowhow in the journey from clinical development to reimbursement and commercialization, as well as the establishment of partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, academic collaborators, distributors, insurance companies and governments to successfully launch new oncology products. He co-founded ThromboDx, a liquid biopsy company for early detection of cancer, Qameleon therapeutics, a synthetic lethality company in oncology and Oncosence, an oncology drug development company using senescence as target for drug development. He is an independent member of the board at Thetis Spa, Milan.

Dr. Yun Yen

Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. is a physician, scientist, innovator, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as an expert in ribonucleotide reductase, a critical target in cancer therapy and diagnostics. He is President Emeritus of Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Chair Professor of the Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery. Prior to TMU, Dr. Yen was the Allen and Lee Chao Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology Department, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Director of the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte California. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, holds over 60 patents, and has commercialized multiple methodologies involving nanoparticles, small and large molecule drugs, biomarkers, stem cells, and medical devices. Dr. Yen also founded philanthropic organizations aimed at serving the global cancer community and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He serves on the boards of Fulgent Genetics and Tanvex BioPharma Inc.

Dr. Yun Yen

Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P. is a physician, scientist, innovator, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as an expert in ribonucleotide reductase, a critical target in cancer therapy and diagnostics. He is President Emeritus of Taipei Medical University (TMU) and Chair Professor of the Ph.D. Program for Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery. Prior to TMU, Dr. Yen was the Allen and Lee Chao Endowed Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology Department, Associate Director for Translational Research, and Co-Director of the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Program at the City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte California. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, holds over 60 patents, and has commercialized multiple methodologies involving nanoparticles, small and large molecule drugs, biomarkers, stem cells, and medical devices. Dr. Yen also founded philanthropic organizations aimed at serving the global cancer community and holds membership in numerous professional societies. He serves on the boards of Fulgent Genetics and Tanvex BioPharma Inc.

Dr. Rene Bernards

Dr. Rene Bernards is a leader in the field of molecular carcinogenesis, working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. His research focuses on identifying effective new drug combinations, new drug targets, and mechanisms of resistance to anti-cancer drugs. He has also co-founded four biotechnology companies to bring his scientific discoveries to clinical oncology practice. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an International Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and has received the Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship at this year’s AACR annual meeting where he presented new data on the unexpected effectiveness of the Company’s lead compound, LB-100, when given with a variety of standard and investigational anti-cancer compounds that have only modest activity on their own.

Dr. Stephen J. Forman

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplantation and is a leader in preclinical and clinical cancer research. He is co-editor of Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for clinicians, scientists and health care professionals. Dr. Forman is the Francis and Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he has held since 1987.

In nearly 40 years at City of Hope, Dr. Forman has been instrumental in advancing the survival rates for patients suffering from cancers of the blood and immune system such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

As Director of the T Cell Immunotherapy Research Laboratory, his current research is focused on cancer immunotherapy, using the body’s own immune system to attack cancer. Pharmacological enhancement of patients’ immune responses to their cancers is of special interest to us as the enzyme target of its lead clinical compound, LB-100, has been reported recently to be critical to immune function. Much of Dr. Forman’s current work centers on T cells and their cancer-fighting potential.