Philip J. Vickers, Ph.D. has served as a director since February 2015. Dr. Vickers has spent over 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Since 2011, he has been serving as Global Head of Research and Development at Shire where he is responsible for overseeing preclinical research and development, clinical research, regulatory affairs, and medical affairs. Dr. Vickers is also a member of Shire’s Executive and Pipeline Committees. Prior to Shire, he was Chief Scientific Officer and President at Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2009 to 2011, where he was a member of the board of directors. Prior to Resolvyx, he served in various capacities with international biopharmaceutical companies including Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pfizer and Merck Frosst Centre. Dr. Vickers was a Visiting Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto, and a B.S. in Applied Biochemistry from the University of Salford, Manchester.