Outbreaks observe no borders

Novavax is uniquely qualified to address the enduring need for innovative vaccines

Who is Novavax?

We are a late-stage biotechnology company that promotes improved global health through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.

We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our vaccine candidates are genetically engineered using three-dimensional nanostructures of recombinant proteins critical to disease pathogenesis.

We are also developing proprietary immune-stimulating saponin-based adjuvants at Novavax AB, our wholly owned Swedish subsidiary. Matrix-M™ has been shown to enhance immune responses and has been well tolerated in multiple clinical trials.

Dr. Nita Patel, Kelsey Jacobson, and Dr. Rhonda Flores are on the research team working on genetic sequencing for vaccine candidate development.

Our Team

Our team is composed of experts in drug development who understand science, technology, medicine, and their global context. Our deeply experienced team is unified in the quest to reduce the burden of infectious disease around the globe.

Meet the leaders who work relentlessly to address urgent
global health needs.

Stanley C. Erck
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Erck was named president and chief executive officer of Novavax in April 2011. He became a Novavax director in June 2009 and served as its executive chairman of the board beginning in February 2010. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Erck was president and chief executive officer of IOMAI Corporation, leading the company through an initial public offering and a merger with Intercell, an Austrian vaccine company, and through the development of a late-stage infectious disease product candidate. Mr. Erck previously served as president and chief executive officer at Procept, a publicly traded immunology company, as vice president of corporate development at Integrated Genetics (now Genzyme), and in management positions within Baxter International. Mr. Erck currently sits on the board of directors of MaxCyte, Inc. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
 
Gregory M. Glenn, MD
President,
Research and Development
Dr. Glenn is the president of research and development and leads the discovery, clinical, and regulatory teams. He has spent 28 years in the design and development of vaccines, vaccine delivery, and adjuvants. He has led the development of products from concept to late-stage clinical development, including COVID-19, RSV, recombinant adjuvanted seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines, Ebola, and an Enterotoxigenic E. coli vaccine patch, and participated in other programs including the development of a malaria vaccine. He is the cofounder of IOMAI and provided the scientific and technical leadership that led to the acquisition by Intercell in 2008. He worked for Intercell from 2008 to 2010. He is the coauthor of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Dr. Glenn was board certified and practiced pediatrics prior to completing a Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where he continued as a clinician-researcher prior to entering into commercial vaccine development in 1997. Dr. Glenn received a bachelor of arts degree in biology and chemistry from Whitman College in Washington and a doctor of medicine degree from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine in Oklahoma.
 
Sven Andréasson
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Development
Mr. Andréasson is senior vice president of corporate development with responsibility for identifying, prioritizing, and evaluating new strategic opportunities for Novavax that leverage core strengths and accelerate growth initiatives. Mr. Andréasson joined Novavax in June 2014 with many years of experience in biopharmaceutical operations, executive management, and strategic development. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the chief executive officer of Isconova AB in Uppsala, Sweden, a leading international vaccine adjuvant company acquired by Novavax in 2013 and currently operating as Novavax AB. Prior to his role at Isconova AB, Mr. Andréasson served as the chief executive officer of Beta-Cell NV in Brussels, Belgium from 2008 to 2012 and as chief executive officer of Active Biotech AB in Lund, Sweden from 1999 to 2008. Mr. Andréasson spent a number of years in roles inside Pharmacia Corporation, including president of Pharmacia SA, France, president of KabiPharmacia International, and president of Pharmacia Arzneimittel GmbH, Germany. Mr. Andréasson received a bachelor of science degree in business administration and economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden.
 
Frank Czworka
Senior Vice President,
Sales
Mr. Czworka is senior vice president of sales with responsibility for global customer engagement activities. He brings more than two decades of biopharmaceutical experience to Novavax, most recently serving as Vice President, Global Customer Engagement at U.S. Pharmacopeia. In sales and marketing leadership positions at Osiris Therapeutics, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, MedImmune and TAP Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Czworka has assembled, developed, deployed and directed award-winning global sales and marketing teams to achieve business objectives. He has launched multiple medications across a variety of therapeutic areas while increasing patient access to vital treatments. Mr. Czworka received a bachelor of science degree in business administration – marketing from the University of Central Florida.
 
Filip Dubovsky, MD
Senior Vice President,
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Dubovsky is senior vice president, chief medical officer with responsibility for medical and clinical affairs and related activities at Novavax. A recognized leader in vaccine development, Dr. Dubovsky brings more than 20 years of infectious disease experience to Novavax. He joined Novavax from AstraZeneca, where he was head of clinical engagement and policy and deputy chief medical officer for clinical affairs. Before that, he oversaw the clinical development of early and late-stage infectious disease and vaccine assets at MedImmune, which was subsequently acquired by AstraZeneca. Previously, he created and managed a portfolio of 25 malaria vaccine candidates spanning early candidate optimization to Phase 3 clinical studies at PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative. He is the coauthor of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and currently sits on the board of directors of the Sabin Institute. Dr. Dubovsky earned his master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Alabama. He completed his pediatric training at Stanford University, his pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland, and his preventive medicine training at Johns Hopkins University.
 
Timothy J. Hahn, PhD
Senior Vice President,
Process Technology
Dr. Hahn is senior vice president of process technology with responsibility for adjuvant technology and manufacturing and antigen process and analytical development. Dr. Hahn has 28 years of commercial vaccine and antibody manufacturing experience and a proven track record with clinical and commercial products, process innovation, technology transfer, facility start-up, GMP compliance, and regulatory inspections. Dr. Hahn joined Novavax in June 2011 as senior vice president of manufacturing and process development and was later named senior vice president of global manufacturing operations with responsibility for production sites in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Novavax, he was vice president of antibody manufacturing and later vice president of vaccine manufacturing at MedImmune, LLC, with responsibilities for sites in the United States and Europe. Prior to MedImmune, he spent more than 15 years in vaccine manufacturing with Merck & Co. Dr. Hahn received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and a master of science and a doctorate degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
 
John A. Herrmann III
Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer and
Corporate Secretary
Mr. Herrmann joined Novavax in 2010 and is responsible for managing all of its legal affairs, including its patent portfolio, transactional and contractual matters, and public securities filings, and oversight of corporate and business development activities, along with attending to all the duties of corporate secretary. Mr. Herrmann also works with the senior management team at Novavax to define and develop corporate policies and procedures. Prior to joining Novavax, Mr. Herrmann was general counsel at Ore Pharmaceuticals and deputy general counsel at Gene Logic before it became Ore Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Herrmann previously worked as senior counsel for Celera Genomics and as senior corporate counsel at Baxter Healthcare in its renal division. Mr. Herrmann received a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history from Brown University and a juris doctorate from the University of Illinois.
 
Jill Hoyt
Executive Vice President,
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Hoyt is executive vice president of human resources with full responsibility for the company’s human resources duties and activities including talent acquisition, retention and development as well as rewards and benefits. Her significant expertise and experiences were pivotal in the development and expansion of the company’s employee base in both the United States and Sweden. Ms. Hoyt has implemented leadership strategies for the development of comprehensive human resources programs in support of the company’s strategic plans, while also driving cultural development (a quality for which Novavax has been recognized several times, including placement on the Washington Post’s Top Workplaces). Prior to joining Novavax in 2008 as vice president of human resources, Ms. Hoyt held positions of increasing responsibility at several organizations, including ChoicePoint, 3e Technologies International, Inc., and TRW. Ms. Hoyt received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Shepherd University and a master of science degree in human resource management from Marymount University.
 
Jody M. Lichaa
Senior Vice President,
Quality Assurance
Ms. Lichaa is senior vice president of quality assurance with responsibility to serve as the strategic leader and operational manager to direct, oversee, and manage all of the company’s quality assurance activities. Her role has recently expanded to include quality assurance validation, clinical quality assurance, and quality assurance globally. Ms. Lichaa joined Novavax in October 2011 as director of quality assurance. She was named executive director of quality assurance in August 2013 and then named vice president of quality assurance in October 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience in quality assurance, primarily in vaccine development. Prior to joining Novavax, Ms. Lichaa was the senior director of quality for PharmAthene, where she managed global quality assurance and quality control activities. She previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Shire and Baxter. Ms. Lichaa received a bachelor of science degree in toxicology from Northeastern University.
 
Ben Machielse
Executive Vice President,
CMC
Mr. Machielse brings more than 25 years of biotechnology industry experience to Novavax. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of rare disease company Vtesse, before its acquisition by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now a part of Mallinckrodt. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at Omthera Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw development and approval of a treatment for hypertriglyceridemia and was integral to the Company’s IPO and acquisition by AstraZeneca. Earlier, as Executive Vice President of Operations for MedImmune, later acquired by AstraZeneca, he led worldwide development and operations of the company’s therapeutic antibodies, small molecules and vaccine products. Additionally, he was responsible for development of MedImmune’s H1N1 influenza vaccine, which was the first to be approved by FDA. He currently sits on the board of directors of Comet Therapeutics, Complexa Therapeutics and Polyneuron. Mr. Machielse received a bachelor of science degree in medical biology and a master of science degree in biochemistry from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
 
Brian Rosen
Senior Vice President,
Commercial Strategy
Mr. Rosen is senior vice president of commercial strategy with responsibility for leading commercial strategy efforts instrumental to ensuring future patient access to Novavax vaccines. Mr. Rosen joined Novavax in 2015 as vice president of market access and policy and was named vice president of commercial strategy in June 2018. He came to Novavax with more than 20 years of industry, legal, and patient advocacy experience with the vast majority engaged in government affairs, advocacy, reimbursement, and policy work. Prior to Novavax, Mr. Rosen was most recently the chief policy, advocacy and patient access officer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where he oversaw all legislative and regulatory efforts and the delivery of patient services nationwide; prior to that, he developed and ran the government affairs, policy, and alliance development functions for MedImmune. Mr. Rosen currently serves as chair of the board of directors of Learning Undefeated, a nonprofit that provides STEM education and workforce development to underserved communities. Mr. Rosen received a bachelor of arts degree in history and psychology from Tufts University and a juris doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law.
 
Silvia Taylor
Senior Vice President,
Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
Ms. Taylor is senior vice president, investor relations and corporate affairs with responsibility for investor relations, public relations, and corporate communications activities at Novavax. She brings more than 25 years of communications and commercial leadership to Novavax. Most recently, she was vice president of global corporate affairs and communications at Autolus Therapeutics plc, where she led all financial, scientific, and corporate communications. Prior to Autolus, Ms. Taylor was senior vice president of global investor relations and corporate affairs at Sucampo. Earlier in her career, she held positions of increasing responsibility at MedImmune LLC, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, including head of marketing responsible for the commercialization of the company’s respiratory syncytial virus and influenza franchises, as well as roles at Pfizer, where she served in key brand and consumer marketing roles. She has also worked in public relations and communications roles in agency and nonprofit settings. Ms. Taylor earned a master of business administration degree from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree in foreign affairs from University of Virginia.
 
John J. Trizzino
Executive Vice President,
Chief Business Officer and
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Trizzino is executive vice president, chief business officer, and chief financial officer with responsibility for all pre-commercial and commercial launch strategy and execution, financial reporting, corporate funding, and investor/public relations. He previously served as senior vice president of commercial operations beginning in 2014. Mr. Trizzino originally joined Novavax in 2009 with a broad range of experiences in small-to-large, publicly held companies. He has an extensive background in the vaccine market with previous roles overseeing commercialization, vaccine policy, strategic development, business development, financing, investor relations, and public relations. In 2011, Mr. Trizzino joined Immunovaccine as its CEO and successfully led the company into clinical development of its lead candidate while securing the required funding commitments in the equity market as well as non-dilutive sources. Prior to his tenures at Novavax and Immunovaccine, Mr. Trizzino had leadership responsibilities at MedImmune, LLC (an AstraZeneca company), ID Biomedical, and Henry Schein, Inc., which were all companies focused on infectious disease vaccine markets. Mr. Trizzino received a bachelor of science degree from Long Island University, CW Post and a master of business administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business.
 
Russell P. "Rip" Wilson
Senior Vice President,
Business Development
Mr. Wilson is senior vice president of business development with responsibility for developing business alliances, license arrangements, and partnering opportunities with pharmaceutical companies and government agencies. Prior to joining Novavax in November 2011, Mr. Wilson was most recently the chief financial officer at Supernus Pharmaceuticals. He was previously senior vice president, chief financial officer, and general counsel of Iomai Corporation, which was acquired in 2008 by Intercell AG, during which time he successfully negotiated a $128 million government contract with the Office of Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA) at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Wilson was also the acting general counsel of North American Vaccine, Inc. until its acquisition by Baxter International in 2000. Mr. Wilson received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Princeton University and a master degree in business administration and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia.
 
Kathleen Callahan
Vice President,
Regulatory Affairs, CMC
Ms. Callahan joined Novavax in July 2011 as director of regulatory affairs and was named executive director of regulatory affairs in April 2017. She has led the efforts to reach agreements with the United States and European regulatory agencies for CMC requirements for marketing applications and continues to prepare the CMC sections of our marketing applications. Ms. Callahan has more than 25 years of experience in vaccine development, with 16 years in regulatory affairs. She previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Baxter, GlaxoSmithKline, and PharmAthene. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College and a master of science degree in biomedical science (biotechnology/molecular biology) from Hood College.
 
Iksung Cho
Vice President,
Biostatistics
Mr. Cho is vice president of biostatistics with responsibility for coordinating statistical activities for vaccine candidates in various stages of clinical development. Mr. Cho has 28 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in multiple therapeutic areas. Mr. Cho joined Novavax in December 2015 as executive director of biostatistics. Prior to joining Novavax, he was senior statistician at PATH, an international nonprofit organization that aims to accelerate innovation across vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations. Mr. Cho’s experience includes positions of increasing responsibility in biostatistics and data management at Merck, Aviron, and MedImmune (AstraZeneca), where he was vice president of global biostatistics. Mr. Cho received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics and computer science from Averett College. He received his master of science degrees in statistics and applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
 
Chris Dunne
Vice President,
Finance
Mr. Dunne is vice president of finance with responsibility for managing all financial reporting. Prior to joining Novavax as the executive director of finance, he was senior director of finance at Ore Pharmaceuticals (previously known as Gene Logic), a publicly traded biotechnology company, from 1996 until joining Novavax in January 2010. Mr. Dunne’s prior experience included roles as a senior project accountant for Akridge, where he was responsible for the accounting activities of a portfolio of commercial real estate partnerships and corporations located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he managed audits for a number of public and private companies, including preparation for initial public offerings and SEC reporting. Mr. Dunne received a bachelor of science degree in business management, accounting from the University of Maryland and is a certified public accountant.
 
Biegie Lee
Vice President,
Information Technology
Mr. Lee is vice president of information technology (IT) with responsibility for leading the information technology operations, network infrastructure, enterprise applications, project management, and cybersecurity programs. He works closely with senior management to align IT investments with corporate strategy and business objectives. He joined Novavax in 2017 as senior director of IT with more than 20 years of IT experience, the vast majority of which has been in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Novavax, he served as vice president of cloud solutions at IPDS, Inc., an information technology services company, where he led development and implementation of the cloud solutions portfolio. Mr. Lee previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Human Genome Sciences (HGS) leading up to its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He led the global IT integration and successfully completed the disposition of all IT assets during the transition of HGS into GSK.
 
Vivek Shinde, MD
Vice President,
Clinical Development
Dr. Shinde is vice president of clinical development with the responsibility of leading the clinical development programs for RSV F and seasonal influenza vaccines for older adults. He is a research physician and biotech executive with specialty training in internal medicine, preventive medicine, global health, clinical research, and epidemiology from UCSF, Johns Hopkins, NYU, and the US Centers for Disease Control. He has a decade and a half of combined research and global health experience in seasonal influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RVS), and viral respiratory disease research, including vaccine clinical development (leading mid- and late-stage vaccine development programs), vaccine pharmacoepidemiology (leading large post-marketing safety and effectiveness trials), real-world evidence generation, and disease epidemiology. Prior to joining Novavax in August 2015, he held various scientific and strategic leadership positions through key roles in public and private sector organizations at the local, national, and international levels, including the US CDC, the New York City Department of Health, the WHO headquarters in Geneva, and GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines. Dr. Shinde received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of California, San Diego, a master of public health degree in epidemiology and international public health from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctor of medicine degree from University of California, San Francisco.
 
Gale Smith, PhD
Vice President,
Discovery and Preclinical Research and Chief Scientist
Dr. Smith is vice president of discovery and preclinical research and chief scientist. He is a leader in vaccine technology and holds numerous patents for the baculovirus-insect cell expression system and seasonal influenza vaccines and adjuvants. At Novavax, Dr. Smith has developed the first known commercial, scalable process for the manufacture of virus-like particle vaccines for seasonal influenza. He has also collaborated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in testing a virus-like particle vaccine to protect animals against the H9N2 influenza. Prior to joining Novavax in January 2004 as vice president of vaccine development, Dr. Smith led a team at Protein Sciences Corp. that developed the first experimental vaccine for HIV to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for testing in the United States. Dr. Smith also collaborated with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the National Institute of Health to produce the first experimental vaccine tested in man against the H5N1 avian influenza. Dr. Smith received a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from University of North Dakota. He did graduate work at the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith received a doctor of philosophy in microbiology from Texas A&M University.
 
Brian Webb
Senior Vice President,
Manufacturing
Mr. Webb is senior vice president of manufacturing with responsibility for overseeing antigen manufacturing and supply activities in support of Novavax’ vaccine candidates. Mr. Webb joined Novavax in May 2014 as senior director of manufacturing, named executive director of manufacturing in December 2016, and then named vice president of manufacturing in December 2018. Prior to joining Novavax, Mr. Webb held numerous operational leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Human Genome Sciences where he had the opportunity to take multiple products from early clinical stage through licensure and launch. He received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Salisbury University and a master of science degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.
 
James F. Young, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Young joined the Novavax board of directors in April 2010 and was appointed chairman in April 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of molecular genetics, microbiology, immunology, and pharmaceutical development. Most recently, Dr. Young was MedImmune’s president of research and development, where he had responsibility for regulatory affairs and was instrumental in the development of FluMist® and Synagis®. In 2005, Dr. Young was awarded the Albert B. Sabin Humanitarian Award. Prior to MedImmune, Dr. Young was influential in building the department of molecular genetics at Smith Kline & French Laboratories (now part of GlaxoSmithKline) and culminated as director, department of molecular genetics. Dr. Young was on the faculty of the department of microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, New York. He received his bachelor of science degrees in biology and general sciences from Villanova University and a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
 
Stanley C. Erck
President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Erck was named president and chief executive officer of Novavax in April 2011. He became a director in June 2009 and served as its executive chairman of the board beginning in February 2010. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Erck was president and chief executive officer of IOMAI Corporation, leading the company through an initial public offering and a merger with Intercell, an Austrian vaccine company, and through the development of a late-stage infectious disease product candidate. Mr. Erck previously served as president and chief executive officer at Procept, a publicly traded immunology company, as vice president of corporate development at Integrated Genetics (now Genzyme), and in management positions within Baxter International. Mr. Erck currently sits on the board of directors of MaxCyte, Inc. and the MdBio Foundation. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
 
Richard Douglas, PhD
Director
Dr. Douglas joined the Novavax board of directors in 2010. He has more than 25 years of biotechnology experience having served in corporate development roles at Genzyme Corporation since 1989. Most recently, Dr. Douglas was senior vice president of corporate development and a corporate officer at Genzyme Corporation. As a leader of Genzyme’s corporate development team, Dr. Douglas was involved in numerous acquisitions, licenses, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. From 1982 until its merger with Genzyme Corporation in 1989, Dr. Douglas served in science and corporate development capacities at Integrated Genetics. Dr. Douglas was a postdoctoral fellow in Leroy Hood’s laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He received a BS in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in biochemistry. He currently serves on the University of Michigan Technology Transfer National Advisory Board.
 
Gary C. Evans
Director
Mr. Evans joined the Novavax board of directors in 1998 and served as lead independent director from April 2007 until April 2011 and as chairman from April 2005 until March 2007. He is chairman and chief executive officer at Energy Hunter Resources, Inc. and has been chairman, president, chief executive officer, and founder of GreenHunter Energy, Inc., a NYSE Amex-listed alternative energy company, since 2007. He was chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of its predecessor, Hunter Resources, Inc., from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Evans is currently a trustee of TEL Offshore Trust, a NASDAQ-listed oil and gas trust and a board member of Global Hunter Securities, LLC since 2005. Mr. Evans is a serial entrepreneur, having founded, grown, and provided successful exit strategies for several companies, and is highly skilled in capital-raising activities. He was recognized by Ernst & Young as the Southwest Area 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Sector and was recently inducted into the World Hall of Fame for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs.
 
Rachel King
Director
Mrs. King joined the Novavax board of directors in 2018. She is the cofounder and chief executive officer of GlycoMimetics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company. Before founding GlycoMimetics, Inc. in 2003, Mrs. King was an executive in residence at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the nation’s leading venture capital firms. Mrs. King joined NEA after serving as a senior vice president at Novartis Corporation. Before Novartis, Mrs. King spent 10 years with Genetic Therapy, Inc. (GTI), through the company’s early stages, initial public offering, and eventual sale to Novartis, after which she ran GTI as a wholly owned subsidiary of Novartis. Previously, Mrs. King worked at ALZA Corporation and Bain and Company. Mrs. King currently serves on the executive committee of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). She also sits on the board of directors of the University of Maryland BioPark. Mrs. King received a bachelors of arts degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
 
Michael A. McManus, Jr.
Director
Mr. McManus joined the Novavax board of directors in 1998. He has served as president, chief executive officer, and director at Misonix, Inc., a medical, scientific, and industrial provider of ultrasonic and air pollution systems, since 1998. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer at New York Bancorp Inc. from 1991 to 1998. From 1990 through November 1991, Mr. McManus was president and chief executive officer at Jamcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, Mr. McManus served as an assistant to the President of the United States from 1982 to 1985 and held positions with Pfizer Inc. and Revlon Group. Mr. McManus received a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. He served in the US Army Infantry from 1968 through 1970. He is also a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
 
Rajiv I. Modi, PhD
Director
Dr. Modi joined the Novavax board of directors in April 2009 and represents Satellite Overseas (Holdings) Limited, one of the largest shareholders of Novavax. He has been the managing director at Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a company organized in India, since 1995, and is director of other Cadila Group companies. Dr. Modi holds a PhD in biological science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He obtained a MSc in biochemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India. Dr. Modi is the winner of the Genetic Society of America’s Best Scientific Poster at the International Genetics Congress held in August 1988 by the Genetic Society of America. He has presented many papers on various aspects of chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, and biotechnology at many institutes in India and abroad and is a member of many prestigious organizations and associations.
 
David Mott
Director
Mr. Mott is currently a private investor through Mott Family Capital. He serves as chairman of the board for Adaptimmune, Ardelyx, Epizyme, Imara, and Mersana. From 2008 to 2020, Mr. Mott was general partner at NEA, one of the world’s largest venture capital firms, which invests in companies across all stages in healthcare and technology. Mr. Mott served as president and chief executive officer, vice chairman of MedImmune from 2000 through 2008, during which he led the sale of the company to AstraZeneca in June 2007 for $15.6 billion. He joined MedImmune in 1992 and served in various senior roles during his tenure, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. During the course of his career, Mr. Mott has been involved in more than $40 billion in corporate acquisitions, fundraising, partnerships, and other capital formation. He has supported more than 35 initial public offerings or corporate acquisitions, brought in more than a dozen new drugs through development to commercialization, and served on 25 corporate boards. Mr. Mott holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College.
 
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Novavax is developing NVX-CoV2373, a new vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, in partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). To rapidly advance the program and deliver experimental vaccine doses as soon as possible, Novavax is requesting proposals for multiple projects.

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