Board of Directors

Willard H. Dere M.D

Willard H. Dere, M.D. has served on our Board of Directors since November 2014, and is also a member of the Board of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Dere has been Executive Director of Personalized Health at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine since November 2014. Prior to that, he served at Amgen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as the Senior Vice President, Global Development from December 2004 to June 2007, and from April 2014 to October 2014, and as International Chief Medical Officer from January 2007 to April 2014. Before he joined Amgen in 2003, Dr. Dere served as Vice President of Endocrine, Bone and General Medicine Research and Development at Eli Lilly and Company, a biopharmaceutical company, where he also held various other roles in clinical pharmacology, regulatory affairs, and both early-stage translational, and late-stage clinical research. Dr. Dere received B.A. degrees in history and zoology and a M.D. degree from the University of California, Davis. We believe Mr. Dere is qualified to serve as a member of our Board of Directors because of his strong medical background and extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry.