People: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD.O)
Dr. Leslie L. Iversen, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as a director since 1998. He also was a founding member of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Iversen is currently a Visiting Professor of Pharmacology at University of Oxford, England, where he has taught since 1995. He was previously a Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College, London where he was Director of the Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases from 1999 until 2004. Dr. Iversen is internationally recognized for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of neurotransmission. Dr. Iversen served as Vice President of Neuroscience Research, Merck Research Laboratories and Director of the Neuroscience Research Center of Merck Research Laboratories in the United Kingdom. He was formerly Director of the Medical Research Council Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit in Cambridge. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Iversen’s long tenure as Board Chairman positions him to contribute to the Board his extensive knowledge of the Company and to provide Board continuity. In addition, the NCG Committee believes that his scientific expertise, industry background and prior experience all position him to make an effective contribution to the scientific understanding of the Board. Dr. Iversen is the recipient of numerous awards, including Commander of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal Society of London and Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. Dr. Iversen received a Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Cambridge.
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