CEO and President and Director
Dr. Rolland Carlson, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Carlson served as President and Director of Asuragen, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company specializing in personalized diagnostics, from April 2006 to May 2014. Dr. Carlson also served as Chief Executive Officer of Asuragen, Inc. from January 2013 to May 2014 and Chief Operating Officer of Asuragen, Inc. from January 2012 to December 2012. While at Asuragen, Inc., Dr. Carlson founded Mirna Therapeutics, a spinout of Asuragen, which has developed novel miRNAbased therapeutics currently in Phase I clinical trials for liver and other cancers. Prior to joining Asuragen, Dr. Carlson held several senior positions at Abbott Laboratories, including Vice President, Business Development Licensing, Global Medical Products and Vice President and Global General Manager of the Vysis, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Abbott. Earlier in his career, Dr. Carlson was responsible for business development, licensing and strategic planning to establish new pharmaceutical and diagnostic platforms for the pediatric and womens health channels of the Ross Division of Abbott, and ran Abbotts global custom biopharmaceutical and specialty generics pharmaceutical business. Dr. Carlson has served on the board of directors of Pristine, Inc. since April 2015
Age: 60 CEO Since 2015 Ph.DCarlson received a B.A. in biological sciences, an M.A. in Exercise Physiology and a Ph.D. in Botany from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.