People: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD.O)
7 Mar 2014
Dr. Lester J. Kaplan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Kaplan was Executive Vice President and President, Research and Development, at Allergan, Inc. from November 2003 to April 2004. Dr. Kaplan joined Allergan in 1983 and, prior to being appointed to Executive Vice President, was Corporate Vice President, Research and Development and Global BOTOX from June 1998 to November 2003. Dr. Kaplan was elected to Allergan’s board of directors in 1994 and served in that capacity until April 2004. Dr. Kaplan is Executive Chairman of the Board of Aciex Therapeutics Inc., Chairman of the Board of Altheos, Inc., and a member of the board of The National Neurovision Research Institute. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Bay City Capital. In particular, as the Company pursues its Phase III program for its lead compound, Dr. Kaplan’s prior experience with clinical trials and other development activities provide invaluable insight for the Board. Dr. Kaplan received a M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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