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This excerpt taken from the GXDX DEF 14A filed Apr 21, 2009.

Directors Continuing in Office Until the 2011 Annual Meeting

Karin Eastham has served on our Board of Directors since August 2008. From May 2004 to September 2008 she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Burnham Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit corporation engaged in biomedical research. From April 1999 to May 2004, Ms. Eastham served as Senior Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Diversa Corporation. She previously held similar positions with CombiChem, Inc., a computational chemistry company, and Cytel Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. Ms. Eastham also held several positions, including Vice President, Finance, at Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, from 1976 to 1988. Ms. Eastham also serves as a director for Amylin, Inc. and Illumina, Inc. She received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Director.

Michael A. Henos has served on our Board of Directors since 2001. From 1993 to the present, Mr. Henos has served as managing general partner of Alliance Technology Ventures, L.P., based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Henos served as a general partner of Aspen Ventures, an early stage venture capital partnership, from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Henos previously served as a vice president of 3i Ventures Corporation, the predecessor of Aspen Ventures, from 1986 to 1991. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Henos served as a healthcare consultant with Ernst & Young, specializing in venture financing of startup medical technology companies. Before joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Henos served in a variety of operating management positions and co-founded and served as chief executive officer of ProMed Technologies, Inc. Mr. Henos is the chairman of the board of directors of both Inhibitex, Inc., a publicly held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, and AtheroGenics, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Henos received his B.S. and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Tina S. Nova, Ph.D. has served as our president and chief executive officer, and a member of our Board of Directors, since March 2000. From 1994 to January 2000, Dr. Nova served as chief operating officer and president of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, where she was a co-founder. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Nova served as chief operating officer of Selective Genetics, a targeted therapy biotechnology company. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc., both publicly held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies. She also serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Diego and was a life science sector representative to the Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee overseeing the California Stem Cell Initiative (Proposition 71) from inception through 2008. Dr. Nova holds a B.S. degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.

 

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