Margo Cohen, MD, President and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Margo Cohen is a
co-founder of the Company. She has been Professor of Medicine and
Director of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at Wayne State University
School of Medicine (Detroit), Adjunct Professor at the University of
Pennsylvania, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tel Aviv.
She has been Principal Investigator in numerous clinical trials for
New Drug Applications sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry, has
led investigative programs, discovery, preclinical and clinical
development of new drug products and medical devices, and has
overseen design and execution of several Investigational New Drug
Applications and safety/efficacy protocols. She has served on
numerous study sections and advisory committees of the National
Institutes of Health, the American Diabetes Association, and the
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and was twice appointed Chair of the
Board of Scientific Counselors of a member NIH Institute, where her
responsibilities have included review and evaluation of scientific
and technological programs and timely achievement of programmatic
goals. Dr. Cohen has been editor-in chief of the journal
Endocrinology and has been appointed to the editorial boards of the
journals Diabetes and Endocrinology and other professional journals.
Dr. Cohen has authored more than 130 publications and ten books
in the areas of diabetes, endocrinology, and biochemistry, and her
investigative contributions, which have been competitively funded by
the NIH for thirty years, have been recognized with several awards.
She is a Fulbright scholar. She received her B.S. and M.D. from the
University of Michigan and completed doctoral studies in
Biochemistry at Wayne State University and the University of Buenos
Daniel A. Cohen, Esq, Secretary
Mr. Cohen received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He obtained graduate degrees in Philosophy from Oxford University and the University of Michigan before receiving his law degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cohen clerked for the Hon. J. Edward Lumbard on the second Circuit Court of Appeals before entering the private practice of law in 1995, and is currently Counsel to the Kagen Law Firm in New York City.
Clyde Shearman, PhD, Vice-President, Development
Dr. Shearman is a research and development executive with 20 years of experience in the areas of molecular biology, immunology and oncology. He has been Director of Research at Sterling Winthrop, Immunoconjugates Division, with responsibility for divisional research and development, new product discovery and patent strategy. He was previously associated with Genzyme Corp., where he was Group Leader for Protein-Antibody Engineering and worked on humanized antibody therapeutics for transplant rejection, graft versus host disease and hepatitis B infection, as well as recombinant Ceredase, an enzyme therapeutic for Gaucher's disease. He was also a Senior Research Scientist at Centocor, Inc., where he developed Panorex, a chimeric antibody therapeutic for colorectal cancer. Dr. Shearman received his B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University and Medical College.
Van-Yu Wu, PhD, Vice-President, Research
Dr. Wu is a highly published protein chemist and biologist. Previously, Dr. Wu was Senior Research Associate at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Wu received his B.S. from the University of Taiwan, an M.S. from the University of Detroit and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. He has been a research investigator for the National Kidney Foundation and Principal Investigator for research sponsored by the NIH.
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