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This excerpt taken from the TPTX DEF 14A filed Apr 23, 2007.
William T. Comer, Ph.D., age 71, has served as a director of our Company since October 2006 and previously served as a director of TPTX, Inc., our subsidiary, from April 2000 to February 2007. From 1991 to 1999, Dr. Comer served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of SIBIA Neurosciences, Inc., a company focusing on drug discovery and the development of neurodegenerative disease therapeutics, which was acquired by Merck & Co. From 1961 to 1981, he was a scientist at Mead Johnson & Co., including Vice President of Research. From 1982 to 1990, Dr. Comer served in various capacities at Bristol-Myers including President of Research and Licensing. From 1990 to 1991, he was Senior Vice President, Strategic Management for Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Comer served as a director for Epimmune (formerly Cytel Corporation) from 1994 to 2005 and as the Chairman of the Board for Prescient Neuropharma from 2000 to 2002. He has served as a director for Tetragenex (formerly Innapharma) since 2001 and began serving as a director for TRACON Pharmaceuticals, a private company, in 2007. Dr. Comer has served on the board of the University of California San Diego Foundation since 1993 and the board of the La Jolla Institute of Molecular Medicine since 2000. Dr. Comer received a B.A. in chemistry from Carleton College, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and pharmacology from the University of Iowa.

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