People: Senomyx Inc (SNMX.O)
20 Dec 2013
Dr. Jay M. Short, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Senomyx Inc. Since March 2007, Dr. Short has served as a member of Board of Directors since March 2004, and since May 2008 he has also served as Lead Independent Director. Since March 2007, Dr. Short has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of BioAtla, a private protein therapeutics research and development services organization based in San Diego and Beijing. In addition, since August 2011 he has served as Chief Executive Officer for Ciris Energy, a private bioenergy company focused on biogenic gas generation from coal. Dr. Short also is Founder of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and served as its President and Chairman from its inception in October 2005 through July 2008. From February 1999 to October 2005, Dr. Short was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Diversa Corporation (now a part of British Petroleum and Verenium). He was also a founder of Diversa Corporation, and served as Chief Technology Officer and as a director of the company from its inception in 1994 until October 2005. Dr. Short is a director and advisor of several privately-held companies, including Ciris Energy, Femta Pharmaceuticals and Taxon Biosciences, and served as a director of Invitrogen Corporation (now Life Technologies Corporation) from 1995 until 2008. In 2006, Dr. Short was shortlisted by the editors of Nature Biotechnology as a personality making the most contribution to biotech in the past decade. Dr. Short received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his B.A. with honors in Chemistry from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Dr. Short has also attended and received Director Certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
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