AntriaBio

Scientific Advisory Board

About

Scientific Advisory Board

Hoyoung Huh, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman

In addition to his role at AntriaBio, Dr. Hoyoung Huh currently serves as the Chairman of Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) and Chairman of CytomX Therapeutics.  Dr. Huh has been involved in the formation, management and financing of more than 20 successful entities across the United States, Europe and Asia. He was previously President & CEO of BiPar Sciences, which was acquired by Sanofi-Aventis for $500 million in 2009. He also served as the Chairman of Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM), Chief Operating Officer and board member of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), board member of EOS which was acquired by Clovis Oncology in 2013, board member of Calibra Medical which was acquired by J&J in 2012, and board member of Facet Biotech (NASDAQ:FACT) which was acquired by Abbott Laboratories for $722 million in 2010. Dr. Huh was formerly a partner at McKinsey & Company in the healthcare and technology practices. Dr. Huh holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and a Ph.D. in Cell biology & Genetics from Cornell University/Sloan-Kettering Institute.

Robert B. Bhisitkul, M.D., Ph.D.

SAB Member

Dr. Bhisitkul is a Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and retinal specialist at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology. He earned his M.D. from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University. Dr. Bhisitkul completed his residency and fellowship training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School. In his 20 years of experience as a retinal surgeon and clinical scientist, Dr. Bhisitkul has been an investigator in 15 randomized clinical trials of novel therapies for retinal diseases, including anti-VEGF therapies for DME, and served as Clinical Trial Director for the SEVEN-UP Study, the first longitudinal trial to determine long-term vision outcomes for macular degeneration patients undergoing multi-year anti-VEGF therapy. His laboratory research focuses on basic mechanisms of retinal diseases in animal models and cell culture, as well as new technologies for retinal surgery and treatments. Dr. Bhisitkul has served as a consultant and clinical advisor for numerous pharmaceutical companies including those with market-leading products for macular edema. Dr. Bhisitkul has served as Associate Editor and Web Editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology and is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and IOVS.

Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D.

SAB Member

Dr. Hoffman is a Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research focuses on examining epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression in the phenomenon of genomic imprinting and on studying the role of insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and growth hormone in normal physiology and in cancer development. Dr. Hoffman received his M.D. from Stanford in 1976.

Philip Home, M.A., D.Phil., D.M., F.R.C.P.

SAB Member

Dr. Home is Professor of Diabetes Medicine at Newcastle University. He was Vice-chair of the NICE Appraisal Committee, the UK drug reimbursement advisory committee and Consultant Physician in Newcastle (both to 2011), and has been Clinical Lead to UK and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) guidelines. He was previously President of IDF Europe and Vice-President of the IDF. His major research interest is new therapies for diabetes management, both insulin and oral agents. He was the Programme Committee Chair for IDF World Diabetes Congress, Montreal, 2009.

C. Ronald Kahn, M.D.

SAB Member

Dr. Kahn is Chief Academic Officer and Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism of Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's largest diabetes clinical care and research organization, and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where he is the Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kahn served as Director of Research at Joslin Diabetes Center from 1981 to 2000, and as President and CEO from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Kahn has received over 60 awards and honors, including the highest honors of the American Diabetes Association, U.S. and British Endocrine Societies, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, as well as election to the National Academy of Science and Institute of Medicine. He has authored more than 550 original publications and 190 reviews and chapters.

Fredric B. Kraemer, M.D.

SAB Member

Dr. Kraemer holds the Stanford University Professorship in Endocrinology and is the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism, as well as a staff physician at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His clinical and research interests have been focused on diabetes and cellular lipid metabolism. Dr. Kraemer has served as president of the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association, on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, and the University of Minnesota Obesity Center, and the Advisory Board of the Deuel Conference on Lipids. Dr. Kraemer received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Emory University and his M.D. from New York University.

Jerrold Olefsky, M.D.

SAB Member

Dr. Olefsky is Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the Associate Dean of Scientific Affairs for the UCSD School of Medicine, and he is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. One of his seminal contributions to the field of Medicine has been the identification of the role of insulin resistance as a primary cause of Type II (non-insulin dependent, adult-onset) diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and other human diseases. His work has also helped develop insulin-sensitizing drugs that are now standard therapies for Type II diabetes. More recently, his lab has developed studies establishing the role of macrophage-mediated tissue inflammation as a key cause of obesity-related insulin resistance. He has conducted numerous studies to help define the basic genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying decreased insulin action in human pathophysiologic states.