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- Uli Hacksell, Ph.D. has served as our Chief Executive Officer since September 2000 and as a director of our company since October 2000. From February 1999 to September 2000, he served as our Executive Vice President of Drug Discovery. From August 1991 to February 1999, Dr. Hacksell held various senior executive positions at Astra, a pharmaceutical company, including Vice President of Drug Discovery and Technology as well as President of Astra Draco, one of Astra's largest research and development subsidiaries, where he directed an organization of more than 1,100 employees. From August 1991 to May 1994, he served as Vice President of CNS Preclinical R&D at Astra Arcus, another subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hacksell held the positions of Professor of Organic Chemistry and Department Chairman at Uppsala University in Sweden and also served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry. He currently serves on the board of directors of SLS Invest AB. Dr. Hacksell received a Master of Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Uppsala University.
- Thomas H. Aasen is our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Business Officer and has been at ACADIA since April 1998. Prior to joining us,
Mr. Aasen held financial management positions at several publicly traded life sciences companies, including Senior Director of Finance and Administration at Axys Pharmaceuticals, formerly called Sequana Therapeutics, Director of Finance at Genta, Inc., and Director of Accounting at Gen-Probe, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Aasen held various positions in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick, including Audit Manager. He has over 25 years of professional finance and accounting experience focused primarily on the life sciences industry. Mr. Aasen received a B.S. degree with honors from San Diego State University and is a licensed certified public accountant (inactive status) in the State of California.
- Roger G. Mills, M.D. has served as our Executive Vice President, Development since June 2006. Prior to joining us, Dr. Mills held the position of Vice President, Development at Pfizer Global R&D, a division of Pfizer Inc., which is a global pharmaceutical company, for a five-year period. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management and direction of drug development activities at the Pfizer campus in La Jolla, California, and played a key role in the development of Sutent®, a new multikinase inhibitor for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Mills held senior clinical management positions at Gilead Sciences, where he served as project leader in the development of Tamiflu®, a leading treatment for influenza, and at Abbott Laboratories, where he played an important role in the development of antiviral drugs. Earlier in his career, he held several senior positions at the Wellcome Foundation, including Scientific Advisor for Group Marketing and Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular Marketing. Dr. Mills received his medical degree at the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London and his specialized medical training at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.
- Glenn F. Baity is our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and has been with ACADIA since July 2004. From February 2000 until joining ACADIA, Mr. Baity was a senior associate at Cooley, LLP in their San Diego office, working with a variety of public and private companies on transactional matters, including M&A, financings, compensation and equity matters, and corporate governance. From January 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Baity was an associate in the San Francisco office of Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley Austin LLP) working primarily on public financings for established companies while representing underwriters, such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Baity received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.