Lead Independent Director
Dr. Una S. Ryan Ph.D., OBE, is the Lead Independent Director of Albany Molecular Research Inc., since October 2006. She is currently President of Diagnostics for All, a nonprofit focused on lowcost and easytouse diagnostics for the developing world. Previously, she was President and CEO of Waltham Technologies, Inc. a company in the Clean WaterClean Energy business. Concurrently, she holds the position of research professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Waltham, she was President and CEO of AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. and also a member of its Board of Directors, 1993 to 2007. Prior to AVANT, she was director of Health Sciences at Monsanto Company, 1990 to 1993. Before that, she held a number of positions in academia, including research professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 1990 to 1994 and professor of medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, 1972 to 1989. Dr. Ryan graduated from Englands Bristol University, with B.Sc. degrees in Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. In 2009 she received an Honorary D.Sc. from Bristol University. She received a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Dr. Ryan has served on several private company boards and industry trade organizations, including the board of BIO, and is past chair of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. In 2002, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire for her work to foster and promote biotechnology.
Age: 72 Director Since 2010