Dr. Given has served as COO of Arrowhead Research, Inc (Nasdaq: ARWR) since October, 2011. Dr. Given retired as Chairman of the Board for ICON, plc (Nasdaq: ICLR) in 2013 and was CEO of Leonardo Biosystems from 2010 to 2013. Until June of 2007, Dr. Given served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Encysive Pharmaceuticals, which he joined in 2002. Prior to joining Encysive Pharmaceuticals, he was with Johnson & Johnson for 9 years, serving in several capacities including as President, International, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics and as Group Vice President, Head of U.S. Marketing & Sales, Research & Development for Janssen Pharmaceutica. He has held various executive and senior management positions at Sandoz Pharma Ltd., Sandoz Research Institute and Schering-Plough Corporation. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, he was on the medical faculty at the University of Chicago. Dr. Given received his M.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his medical training at the University of Chicago and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He was board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism and has authored 33 scientific publications.