Scientific Advisory

Andrew Saxon, M.D.

Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Saxon received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Diagnostic/Laboratory Immunology. He has published over 180 peer reviewed research publications primarily dealing the control and assessment of the human immune response. Dr. Saxon and colleagues at UCLA were the first to recognize AIDS in 1980, brought this new disease to the attention of the CDC in 1981, and published the first research publication describing this disease in the New England Journal of Medicine that same year. Dr. Saxon and his collaborators have made seminal discoveries on the mechanisms that control human antibody responses and particularly allergic antibodies (IgE) as well as pioneered research into the role of environmental factors in the modulation of the human immune response. As part of his work, Dr. Saxon has had extensive experience with the KLH in its various molecular forms. Dr. Saxon is also the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Immunology, the official journal of the Clinical Immunology Society.

Daniel E. Morse, PhD

Director and Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Morse is the Wilcox Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Biotechnology, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and Director of the Marine Biotechnology Center, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Previously, he served as Director of the UCSB-MIT-Caltech Institute of Collaborative Biotechnologies, and also served as Stellar’s Executive Vice-President, Science & Technology from 2010 until December 2011. Dr. Morse’s honors include NIH Career Development Award, American Cancer Society Faculty Research Award, Scientific American Top 50 Technology Innovator, International Molluscan Research Society Lifetime Research Award, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, Materials Research Society Fellow, and Smithsonian Institution Regents Fellow. Dr. Morse holds a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from Harvard, and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Charles V. Olson, DSc

Director and Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Charles Olson is a biotechnology industry professional with broad scientific and operational experience, and specialization in manufacturing operations and process development of biological products. Dr. Olson currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for Anthera Pharmaceuticals. His background includes the positions of Vice President of CMC and Technical Operations for NGM Biopharmaceuticals; Senior VP of Product Development and Operations for Nexbio Inc.; VP of Hayward Operations for Cell Genesys; Senior Director of Manufacturing, Facilities and Process Development for Biomarin Pharmaceuticals; Director of Manufacturing Sciences for Onyx Pharmaceuticals; and Staff Scientist and Scientist at Bayer and Genentech, respectively. Dr. Olson received his D.Sc. in Biochemistry from Hawthorne University.

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