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About Us

Scientific Advisors

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Samuel Broder, MD

Samuel Broder, MD has spent a lifetime at the forefront of science and medicine in many diverse arenas. He is the former Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) where he oversaw the development of numerous anti-cancer therapeutic agents. Dr. Broder also helped launch a number of large-scale clinical trials related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, and he inaugurated the highly successful Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE). Furthermore, during the 1980s, his laboratory was responsible for developing the first 3 agents approved by FDA specifically to treat the AIDS virus (Retrovir® (AZT), Videx® (ddI), and HIVID® (ddC). He joined the Celera Corporation at its founding in 1998, as the Executive VP for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, and there he helped advance the human genome project. His most recent executive position was as SVP, Health Sector, Intrexon Corp, with responsibilities for gene therapy and synthetic biology. He is the author or co-author of over 340 scientific publications, and is an inventor on many patents. He has received numerous awards related to his research in cancer and AIDS. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1993. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor in 1970, did an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, and then did subspecialty training in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

 
 
 

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