Edward Lanphier, the founder of Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors since Sangamo's inception in 1995. Mr. Lanphier has approximately twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. From June 1992 to May 1997, he held various positions at Somatix Therapy Corporation, a gene therapy company, including Executive Vice President, Commercial Development and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Somatix, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of BioGrowth, Inc., a biotechnology company that merged with Celtrix Laboratories to form Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1991. From 1986 to 1987, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Biotherapeutics, Inc. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Lanphier served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Synergen Inc. Prior to Synergen, he was employed by Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, in the strategic business planning biotechnology group. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Institute. Mr. Lanphier holds a B.A. in biochemistry from Knox College.
Geoffrey Nichol, M.B., Ch.B., has served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development since July 2011. Dr. Nichol has over twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and has made contributions in all stages of the drug development process from program initiation, through all phases of clinical evaluation to product approval. He has been closely associated with the development of over 15 new drug candidates and the approval and/or launch of several marketed drugs, including Augmentin BID, Foradil® and Yervoy™. Dr. Nichol has particular expertise in development of platform technologies. From 2002 to 2010 he served as Senior Vice President of Product Development at Medarex, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of the clinical development of therapeutic products based on a fully-human monoclonal antibody platform. From 1996 to 2002, he held various senior management positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, including Vice President, US Medical Affairs and Vice President and Global Head, Project Management, and in the seven years prior held management positions in drug development with SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. Most recently, Dr. Nichol has been Chief Medical Officer of Ikaria Inc., a biotherapeutics company. Dr. Nichol earned his B.Med.Sc., M.B., Ch.B., or the equivalent of an M.D. in the U.S., from Otago University Medical School in New Zealand and received an M.B.A. from Warwick University in the United Kingdom.
H. Ward Wolff has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2007. Mr. Wolff was formerly with Nuvelo, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer until its restructuring in August 2007. Prior to joining Nuvelo, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance, of Abgenix, Inc. until April 2006 when Abgenix merged with Amgen Inc. Prior to joining Abgenix, Mr. Wolff held financial management positions in both public and private emerging growth companies, including serving as Senior Vice President and CFO of DoubleTwist, Inc., a life sciences company integrating genomic information and bioinformatics analysis tools. He began his career with Price Waterhouse, where he held a number of positions as a certified public accountant, including Senior Audit Manager. Mr. Wolff is a member of the Board of Directors of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and from June 2006 until his appointment to Sangamo's management team was a member of Sangamo's Board of Directors, serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Wolff received a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
David G. Ichikawa has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development since December 2004. Prior to joining Sangamo, Mr. Ichikawa was most recently Chief Business Officer for Sagres Discovery, where he was responsible for corporate strategy and business development activities. While at Sagres he negotiated a major collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim, the strategic acquisition of MemRx Corporation and played a critical role in the acquisition of Sagres by Chiron Corporation. Prior to Sagres Discovery, David held several positions with Chiron Corporation including Vice President, R&D Business Development and Finance. Mr. Ichikawa earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. degree from the University of California at Davis.
Dale Ando, M.D. has served as Vice President, Therapeutic Development and Chief Medical Officer since August 2004. Dr. Ando has held senior positions in therapeutic product development in several biotechnology companies most recently as Vice President, Clinical Research at Cell Genesys, Inc. While at Cell Genesys, Dr. Ando directed the development of Phase I-III GVAX programs, oncolytic virus programs and Phase I/II trials of chimaeric T-cell receptor products in HIV and cancer. Prior to joining Cell Genesys in 1997, Dr. Ando spent six years at Chiron Corporation as director of clinical gene therapy and three years at Cetus Corporation. From 1997 to 2001 Dr. Ando served as a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Adenoviral Safety Committee for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Ando began his career as a faculty member at UCLA Medical School in the Division of Rheumatology. He received his M.D. and Internal Medicine training at the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Ando is board certified in internal medicine and is a subspecialist in Rheumatology.
Philip D. Gregory, D. Phil. has served as Chief Scientific Officer since July 2009 and Vice President, Research since October 2005. He joined Sangamo in December 2000 as a Scientist, became a Team Leader in October 2001, Senior Director, Research in July 2003 and Vice President, Research in October 2005. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Gregory was at the University of Munich, Germany, where he studied the role of chromatin structure in gene regulation and published extensively in this field. He has served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Keystone Symposia since December 2009. Dr. Gregory earned a D. Phil. In Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and holds a B.Sc. in microbiology from the University of Sheffield.