Christopher S. Henney, PhD


Dr. Henney has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since August 2008 and has been a member of our board of directors since April 2005. Dr. Henney served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dendreon Corporation, a biotechnology company he co-founded, from 1997 until his retirement in July 2004.

Dr. Henney was previously a founder of Immunex Corp. and Icos Corp.

Dr. Henney holds a B.Sc with honors in medical biochemistry, a Ph.D. in experimental pathology and a D.Sc. for contributions to the field of immunology, all from the University of Birmingham, England.

Dr. Henney is currently the Chairman and a director of Oncothyreon, Inc., is vice-chairman and a director of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is a director of AVI BioPharma Inc.