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Jay R. Luly, Ph.D., has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since July 2003. Prior to joining Enanta, Dr. Luly was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Oxford Bioscience Partners. Before joining Oxford in March 2002, Dr. Luly held the positions of Senior Vice President, Research and Development Operations and Senior Vice President, Discovery Strategy and Operations at Millennium Pharmaceuticals following Millennium’s merger with LeukoSite, Inc., where he had served as Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development. Prior to joining LeukoSite, he held a number of senior drug discovery positions at Abbott Laboratories from 1983 to 1997. Dr. Luly received a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Luly currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Biomedical Research Institute.
Ernst-Günter Afting, M.D., Ph.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since 1995. Dr. Afting has been a member of the medical faculty at the University of Goettingen, Germany, since 1985. Dr. Afting was President and Chief Executive Officer of the GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health GmbH, a government research center in Munich, Germany, from 1995 until he retired in 2006. Prior to joining GSF-National, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Roussel UCLAF, a Paris-based pharmaceutical company, since 1993. From 1984 through 1993, Dr. Afting served as an executive in the Pharmaceutical Division of Hoechst Group, most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Divisional Pharmaceutical Board. Dr. Afting also served on the German National Advisory Committee on Health Research to the State Secretaries of Science, Technology and Health from 1996 to 2005 and on the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for German Chancellor Helmut Kohl from 1996 to 1997. Since 2005, he is a member of the committee “New Technologies” to the secretary of economy of the state of Bavaria. Dr. Afting currently serves on the boards of Intercell AG, Olympus Europa GmbH and Sequenom, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry and M.D. from the University of Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany.
Stephen Buckley, Jr. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2012. For 25 years, Mr. Buckley was a partner of Ernst & Young, where he led assurance and advisory teams serving public and private companies in life sciences and other technologies. Mr. Buckley led Ernst & Young’s Life Sciences Industry Practice of New England from 1991 to 2006, and was Director of its New England Entrepreneurial Services Group from 1991 to 2001. He was previously a partner in the Boston, Massachusetts office of Arthur Young until its merger into Ernst & Young in 1989. Mr. Buckley is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Buckley received an A.B. from Bowdoin College and a Masters of Science Accounting from Northeastern University.
Bruce L.A. Carter, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2013. Dr. Carter served as Executive Chairman of Immune Design Corp. from 2009 to 2011.  From 2000 to 2009, he held executive management positions at ZymoGenetics, Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 2009, and continued as Chairman of the Board until 2010, when the company was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb.  He worked at Novo Nordisk from 1994 to 2000 as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Previously he was at ZymoGenetics, which was acquired by Novo Nordisk, where he served as their President from 1988 to 1994 and as Vice President Research and Development from 1986 to 1988.  Dr. Carter began his career at G.D. Searle & Co. Ltd. where from 1982 to 1986 he was Head of Molecular Genetics. Dr. Carter received a B.Sc. with Honors in Botany from the University of Nottingham, England, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London.
Terry Vance has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2011. Mr. Vance is currently a Venture Partner with Saints Capital, a direct secondary investment fund and the Managing Member of EGS Healthcare, a late-stage venture capital fund that he co-founded in 2000. Before starting EGS Healthcare, Mr. Vance was a founding partner in Eagle Advisors, which provided strategic advice to emerging biotechnology companies. Prior to Eagle, Mr. Vance was an investment banker, first with Salomon Brothers and then with Goldman Sachs, where he was a vice president in the Capital Markets Division. Mr. Vance received an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
George S. Golumbeski, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2014. Since 2009 he has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, where he is responsible for business development, M&A, licensing, and partnership activities. Prior to Celgene, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Nabriva Therapeutics AG, where from 2008-2009 he redirected the company’s efforts and led the transition toward a development company.  From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Golumbeski was Vice President, Business Development, Licensing and Strategy at Novartis-Oncology, a business unit within Novartis where he was a member of the Executive Committee which was responsible for the overall results of the business unit franchise. Previously he served as Vice President, Research and Development at Elan Biopharmaceuticals, where from 2001-2002 he was a member of the research and development management team primarily responsible for the research and development pipeline and drug candidate selection.  Earlier in his career, he held several business and corporate development positions of increasing responsibility at EMD Pharmaceuticals, Schwarz Pharma, Pierce Chemical Company and Promega Corporation. Dr. Golumbeski received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He completed his postdoctoral research in molecular biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder.