Harry F. Hixson, Jr.

Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Harry F. Hixson, Jr.

Harry F. Hixson, Jr.

Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Amgen, Inc.
Sequenom Inc.
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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1890

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1940

Age

81

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer & Director at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Robert C. & Nanette T. Packard Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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Former Chief Financial Officer & Head-Investor Relations at Natera, Inc.

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Former General Manager at Celera Corp.

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Managing Partner at Aldwych Associates LLP

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Chief Executive Officer at ZP Opco, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Zebra Biologics, Inc.

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President, Professor, Laboratory of Genetics & VI & John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Harry F. Hixson, Jr.
Former Chief Executive Officer & Director at Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Education
Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Career History
Vice President, Research & Development, in the Diagnostics Division
Prior

Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. It operates through the following segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, and Medical Devices. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment refers to the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Nutritional Products segment caters to the worldwide sales of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Diagnostic Products segment markets diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, and alternate-care testing sites. The Medical Devices segment includes electrophysiology, heart failure, vascular and structural heart devices for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes care products for people with diabetes, as well as neuromodulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, IL.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2015

Sequenom, Inc. engages in the provision of early patient management information. It develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic testing services that serve women's health and oncology markets. The company was founded by Hubert Koester and Charles R. Cantor in October 09, 1996 and is headquartered in Burlington, NC.

Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 2003

Elitra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used to develop pharmaceutical products. The company employed proprietary methods for gene analysis and anti-microbial drug discovery. It used to develop technology to miniaturize anti-microbial drug screens. It was also engaged in the identification, development and commercialization of novel antimicrobial compounds that target essential gene products of pathogenic organisms. The company was founded in 1997 and was headquartered in San Diego, CA

Boards & Committees
Director
2009 - 2010

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in development of products for eye care. Its products include Avenova, NeutroPhase, and CelleRx. The company was founded by Ramin Najafi on January 19, 2000 and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

Director
2004 - 2017

Corporate Overview Our Focus We are a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs for weight management, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and other disorders. In June 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved our internally discovered drug, BELVIQ® (lorcaserin HCl). Click here for additional information. We are also seeking regulatory approval for BELVIQ in additional territories. Regulatory agencies outside of the US will independently review BELVIQ. In addition to BELVIQ, our internally discovered, oral drug candidates include APD811, an agonist of the prostacyclin receptor intended for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; temanogrel, an inverse agonist of the serotonin 2A receptor intended for the treatment of thrombotic diseases; APD334, an agonist of the S1P1 receptor intended for the treatment of autoimmune diseases; APD371, an agonist of the cannabinoid receptor 2 intended for the treatment of pain; GPR119 agonists, intended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes; and nelotanserin, an inverse agonist of the serotonin 2A receptor, which we previously studied for the treatment of insomnia

Chairman of the Board
2003 - 2015

Sequenom, Inc. engages in the provision of early patient management information. It develops and commercializes molecular diagnostic testing services that serve women's health and oncology markets. The company was founded by Hubert Koester and Charles R. Cantor in October 09, 1996 and is headquartered in Burlington, NC.

Honorary Life Member, Board of Directors
Current

The San Diego Opera Association (SDO) is a professional opera company located in the city of San Diego, California. The company was founded in 1950 and originally presented traveling productions by San Francisco Opera in the San Diego area. SDO began to stage its own productions in 1965, its first staging being of La bohème. From the beginning, the company performed at the San Diego Civic Theater in Downtown San Diego.

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2003

The Purdue University College of Science is one of eight major academic divisions, or Colleges, of Purdue University. The science courses offered by the College of Science account for about one-fourth of Purdue's one million student credit hours.

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Sequenom Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Sequenom Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Sequenom Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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BrainCells Inc. discovers and develops drugs. The company was founded by Fred H. Gage and Harry F. Hixson, Jr. in 2003 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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