Mr. Blech has served as Vice Chairman of our board of directors since January 2013. Mr. Blech serves as a director of life sciences companies Cerecor, Inc. (NASDAQ: CERC), a CNS company, a director of ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ: CFRX), an infectious disease company and a director of Marina Biotech (OTC: MRNA). Mr. Blech serves as Vice Chairman of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: DFFN), a company targeting treatment to resistant cancers. Mr. Blech also serves as Vice Chairman of 10 different privately held life sciences companies. Mr. Blech earned a B.A. degree from Baruch College in 1975.