Catherine J. Mackey, Ph.D., is an experienced corporate director and advisor with over thirty years of accomplishment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. She is CEO of CYPrus Therapeutics, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Cour Pharmaceutical Development Co. In addition, she serves on the Boards of Directors of Sequenom (SQNM), Viventia Bio Inc., Evolve Biosystems Inc., and Rady Children’s Hospital, and she serves as an advisor to several companies. Dr. Mackey received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology and genetics from Cornell University. She is the former Vice President of DEKALB Genetics, Inc, and Sr. Vice President of Pfizer Global Research and Development.