“We have to stay ahead of the innovation curve and bringing new research and development opportunities forward in order to provide new antibiotics.”
Evan Loh, M.D. has been our Chief Executive Officer since June 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Loh served in various roles including President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Medical Officer from 2014 until June 2019. Dr. Loh has been a member of our Board since 2012.
Prior to the merger with Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Loh had served as Chairman of our Board and Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Dr. Loh served as Senior Vice President, Development and Strategic Operations, Worldwide Research and Development, at Pfizer. While at Pfizer Inc., or Pfizer, Dr. Loh’s responsibilities included scientific, operational, and strategic drug development oversight for all R&D development phase programs through proof of concept and leading global portfolio prioritization.
Dr. Loh joined Pfizer from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Wyeth where he was Vice President, Multiple Therapeutic Areas and was responsible for global development strategy and clinical operational deliverables. At Wyeth, he led multiple successful global registration programs, including for Torisel and Tygacil.
Dr. Loh currently serves on the board of directors of Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Adapative Phase Therapeutics. He formerly served on the boards of Windtree Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Nivalis Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Loh was Chairman of the Antimicrobials Working Group, an industry leading coalition of biotech companies focused on antimicrobial development from 2019 to 2021, and currently serves on its Executive Committee.
Dr. Loh received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His academic appointments include being a faculty member at Harvard Medical School (1990-1994) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1994-2000).
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