Committee Composition

  Audit Nominating and Corporate Governance Compensation
Arnold L. Oronsky, Ph.D.
Arnold L. Oronsky, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Oronsky has been a member of our Board since November 1996 and became Chairman in February 2006. Dr. Oronsky is a managing director with InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining InterWest Partners in 1994, Dr. Oronsky was Vice President of Discovery Research for the Lederle Laboratories division of American Cyanamid, a pharmaceutical company. From 1973 until 1976, Dr. Oronsky was head of the inflammation, allergy and immunology research program at Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceutical Company. Dr. Oronsky also serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Oronsky has won numerous grants and awards and has published over 125 scientific articles. Dr. Oronsky serves on the boards of directors of Metabasis Therapeutics Inc., and Anesiva, Inc. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and his A.B. from New York University.
Member of the Audit Committee    
Laura Brege
Laura Brege

Ms. Brege has been a member of our Board since February 2015. She is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nodality Inc. She has over 20 years of executive management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and venture capital industries. Prior to joining Nodality in 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. While at Onyx she led multiple functions, including commercialization, strategic planning, corporate development, and medical, scientific and government affairs. Prior to Onyx, Ms. Brege was a General Partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage financing for technology companies. Previously Ms. Brege was SVP and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics, helping build the company from an early stage R&D company through commercial launch of a successful cardiovascular product. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics, Inc. and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. She serves on the Board of Directors of Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. and Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Brege earned her undergraduate degrees from Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College) and her MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

Chair of the Audit Committee    
Francis R. Cano, Ph.D.
Francis R. Cano, Ph.D.

Dr. Cano was appointed to our Board in 2009. Dr. Cano is President and Founder of Cano Biotech Corp., a consulting firm focusing on the vaccine business. Previously, Dr. Cano was President and Chief Operating Officer for Aviron, which was later acquired by MedImmune in 2001. As a Co-Founder of Aviron, he completed two rounds of venture financing, a licensing agreement with SmithKline Biologicals, and in-licensed Flu-Mist influenza vaccine from the National Institutes of Health. For 21 years, Dr. Cano worked with the Lederle Laboratories Division of American Cyanamid, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Biologicals unit. He earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, served as a Research Associate at Rutgers Institute of Microbiology, and holds a M.S. in Microbiology and a B.S. in Biology from St. John's University.

  Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member of the Compensation Committee
Daniel L. Kisner, M.D.
Daniel L. Kisner, M.D.
Dr. Daniel Kisner joined the Dynavax Board of Directors in mid-2010. He most recently served as a Partner at Aberdare Ventures and prior to that as President and CEO of Caliper Technologies, leading its evolution from a start-up focused on microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology to a publicly-traded, commercial organization. Prior to Caliper, he was the President and COO of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previously, Dr. Kisner was Division Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development for Abbott Laboratories and Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at SmithKline Beckman Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he held a tenured position in the Division of Oncology at the University of Texas, San Antonio School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Kisner serves as Chairman of the Board for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, and he sits on the boards of several private companies. He holds a BA from Rutgers University and an MD from Georgetown University. He is a Venture Partner at Aberdare Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm.
  Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member of the Compensation Committee
Peggy V. Phillips
Peggy V. Phillips
Ms. Phillips was appointed to our Board in August 2006. Ms. Phillips currently also serves on the boards of directors of Portola Pharmaceuticals and the United States Naval Academy Foundation and she served on the board of Western Wireless from 2004 until the acquisition by Alltel in mid-2005. From 1996 until 2002, she served on the board of directors of Immunex Corporation and from 1999 she served as the Chief Operating Officer until the company was acquired by Amgen in 2002. During her career at Immunex, she held positions of increasing responsibility in research, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. As senior vice president for pharmaceutical development and general manager for Enbrel®, she was responsible for clinical development and regulatory affairs as well as the launch, sales and marketing of the product. Prior to joining Immunex, Ms. Phillips worked at Miles Laboratories. Ms. Phillips holds a BS and a MS in microbiology from the University of Idaho.
Member of the Audit Committee   Chair of the Compensation Committee
Natale Ricciardi
Natale Ricciardi

Mr. Ricciardi was appointed to our Board in June 2013. Mr. Ricciardi spent his entire 39-year biopharmaceutical career at Pfizer Inc, retiring in 2011 as a member of the Pfizer Executive Leadership Team. While holding the positions of President, Pfizer Global Manufacturing, and Senior Vice President of Pfizer Inc, Nat was directly responsible for all of Pfizer's internal and external supply organization, a global enterprise that grew to more than 100 manufacturing facilities supplying small and large molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines, consumer, nutrition and animal health products. Mr. Ricciardi maintained responsibility for global manufacturing activities from 2004 through 2011. Previously, from 1999 to 2004, he had oversight for Pfizer's US manufacturing operations and from 1995 to 1999 was Vice President of Manufacturing for Pfizer's Animal Health Group. Mr. Ricciardi served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers and Mediacom Communications Corporation until its privatization in 2011. He is currently a member of the board of the 21st Century Foundation of The City College of New York. Nat earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from The City College of New York and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Fordham University.

  Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee  
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