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Michael R. Dougherty

Former Executive Chairman, Celator Pharmaceuticals

Michael R. Dougherty is an experienced life sciences leader who most recently served as the executive chairman of Celator Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in July 2016. Previously, Mr. Dougherty was chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Kalidex Pharmaceuticals and Adolor Corporation. Mr. Dougherty previously served in a variety of senior positions, including chief operating officer of Genomics Collaborative, chief executive officer of Magainin Pharmaceuticals, and chief financial officer at Centocor. Mr. Dougherty is a graduate of Villanova University. He currently serves on the board of directors at Cempra, Aviragen Therapeutics and Trevena, all publicly traded life sciences organizations. Mr. Dougherty also served on the board of directors for ViroPharma, Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by
Shire in 2014.