Elaine J. Heron, Ph.D., joined the Board in 2009 when she joined the Company as Chair and Chief Executive Officer. She has also served on the board of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) from 2002 to the present. From July 2001 to October 2008, Dr. Heron was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Labcyte Inc., a private research tools company. Before joining Labcyte, she spent six years in increasingly responsible positions at the Applied Biosystems Group of Applera Corporation, a biotechnology company, including the position of General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dr. Heron earned a B.S. in chemistry with highest distinction and a Ph.D. in analytical biochemistry from Purdue University.