Lawrence Olanoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Forest Laboratories, Retired

Lawrence Olanoff, M.D., Ph.D., joined our board of directors in April 2015. Dr. Olanoff most recently served as chief operating officer for Forest Laboratories, Inc., or Forest, (acquired by Allergan plc) from October 2006 to December 2010. Dr. Olanoff also served as a director of Forest from October 2006 to July 2014. From July 2005 to October 2006, Dr. Olanoff was president and chief executive officer and a director at Celsion Corporation. He also served as executive vice president and chief scientific officer of Forest from 1995 to 2005. Prior to joining Forest in 1995, Dr. Olanoff served as senior vice president of clinical research and development at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation (now a division of the Novartis Group) and at the Upjohn Company in a number of positions, including corporate vice president of clinical development and medical affairs. In addition, he is currently an adjunct assistant professor and special advisor to the president for corporate relations at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), an ex-officio director of the MUSC Foundation for Research Development, and a member of the board of directors of Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute at Roper St. Francis Hospital, the Westedge Project, and the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences. Dr. Olanoff also held past directorships on the boards of directors of Axovant Sciences Ltd. and Celsion Corporation. Dr. Olanoff received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University.

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