People: Senomyx Inc (SNMX.O)
21 Feb 2017
Dr. Jay M. Short, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Senomyx Inc. Since March 2007, Dr. Short is a Co-founder of BioAtla, a protein therapeutics company based in San Diego and Beijing, where since 2007 he has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, in August 2011 he transitioned to Chairman from Chief Executive Officer for Ciris Energy, a private company focused on natural gas and chemical generation from coal and biomass. 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 (acquired by BASF). 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. Dr. Short’s scientific expertise combined with his current and prior experience as a chief executive and a director of other publicly traded companies in the biotechnology industry make him particularly well suited for his role as the Board’s lead independent director and as a member of multiple Board committees.
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