Tanya Durkee Urbach
Ms. Urbach is currently Partner/Head of Family Office for Eagle Bay Advisors, which provides family office and investment advisory services, and also provides corporate governance and corporate finance advice to Dynepic, Inc., which provides an integrated platform to power immersive training programs for companies and U.S. military forces. From November 2020 through March 31, 2021, Ms. Urbach was a sole practitioner advising broker-dealers, investment advisers and their professionals. From January 2019 through October 2020, she was a shareholder at the law firm Markun, Zusman, Freniere & Compton in Portland, Oregon. She served as General Counsel for Paulson Investment Company, LLC, a registered broker-dealer that provides investment banking services to the Company from time to time, from July 2015 until January 2019, providing advice regarding corporate governance, securities regulatory compliance, corporate finance, and other legal and securities-related issues. Ms. Urbach earned her bachelor’s degree at University of Oregon and her law degree at Lewis & Clark Law School. She served on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section from 2007 through 2015 and 2019 to the present. She brings extensive training and expertise in the conduct of securities offerings, securities litigation, corporate finance and business growth, corporate governance, and other corporate business and legal issues to the Board.
Karen J. Brunke, Ph.D.
Dr. Brunke has over 30 years of scientific, operational, clinical, senior executive, and corporate development managerial experience with large and small biotechnology companies. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Jaguar Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAGX). Previously, Dr. Brunke was part of the executive team that merged Mercator Genetics Inc. with Progenitor, a subsidiary of Interneuron Pharmaceuticals, in 1999 and helped take the resulting company public. Dr. Brunke was Chief Operating Officer of Anexus Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of the Japanese public company MediBic, responsible for in- and out-licensing assistance for Japanese companies, and was founding Chief Executive Officer of Cardeus Pharmaceuticals, a neuroscience company. Dr. Brunke received her BA in Biochemistry as well as a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lishomwa C. Ndhlovu, M.D., Ph.D.
Appointed to Weill Cornell Medicine in 2019 as Professor of Immunology in Medicine and Neuroscience, Dr. Ndhlovu has served on the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board since July 2020. Before joining Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Ndhlovu was a Professor at the University of Hawaii from 2011 to 2019, where he retains an adjunct appointment. As Co-leader of the $26.5 million NIH—Martin Delaney Collaboratory for HIV Cure “HOPE.”, he is a recognized expert in basic and complex immunology and immunotherapy research. He has focused much of his work on confronting the challenges of HIV and aging, addressing molecular mechanism of HIV and COVID-19 pathogenesis, complications and persistence. Dr. Ndhlovu received his M.D. from the University of Zambia and his Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Japan and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He brings a deep understanding of the central nervous system aspects of HIV and research expertise in major arenas in which the Company is conducting clinical trials of its drug product candidate.
Scott A. Kelly, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Head of Business Development and Director
Dr. Kelly was named Chairman of the Board in December 2018 and he has served as a director since April 2017. Dr. Kelly was named to the non-executive position of Chief Science Officer of the Company in July 2019. He was appointed Chief Medical Officer and Head of Business Development in April 2020. Prior to leaving clinical medicine to focus on CytoDyn, he served at Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics since 2002, including as Director of the Safety Council since 2013 and as Medical Director of the Resurgens Orthopaedics' Spine Center since 2007. He is a fellow of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has received numerous honors including being named as America's Best Physicians in 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board, Leading Physicians of the World in 2018 by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), America's Most Honored Professionals in 2018 and 2019 by The American Registry, America's Best Physicians in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by The National Consumer Advisory Board, "Top Doctor" in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 by Castle Connolly, and "Top Doctor" by Atlanta Magazine in 2016, 2017 2018, and 2019. He is the author of What I've Learned from You: The Lessons of Life Taught to a Doctor by His Patients. He received his BA in Psychology from Emory University, his medical doctorate from Medical College of Georgia and completed his medical residency at Emory University.