Geoffrey Cox PhD
Geoffrey F. Cox, Ph. D., has served as a member the Aviragen board of directors since 2000. He was a director (2000-2012) and the Non-Executive Chairman (2007 to 2012) of Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. prior to its merger with Aviragen in 2012. He served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of QLT Inc., an ophthalmology company based in Vancouver, BC, (from October 23, 2014 to November 30, 2016) and a director (from 2012 to August 2017). Dr. Cox has extensive pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience holding a broad range of senior management and board positions with private and public companies. Dr. Cox remains the Principal of Beacon Street Advisors LLC (since 2013) which provides corporate, operational and organizational strategic advice and interim management support to life sciences companies. Previously, he was a partner with Red Sky Partners LLC, a life sciences consulting firm (from 2011 to 2013). He also served as a director of Gallus Biopharmaceuticals LLC (2011 – 2014), a biologics contract manufacturing and development company, Immunomedics, Inc. a development stage oncology company (January 2017 – March 2017) and currently serves as a director of Lakewood-Amedex LLC (since 2013), a company developing novel antibiotics and RNA silencing technology. Dr. Cox was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. (now rEVO Biologics) (2001 to 2010), a company focused on the development of recombinant therapeutic proteins, including proteins for the treatment of rare diseases, using transgenic animal production technology. Prior to 2001, Dr. Cox was Executive Vice President, Operations of Genzyme Corporation and later Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aronex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Cox is a past Chairman and current member of the Board of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He previously served on the Board of Biotechnology Industries Association and as a member of its Health Governing and Emerging Companies Sections. Dr. Cox received a B.Sc. (Hons) in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of East Anglia, UK.