Gautam Banik, our Vice President, Manufacturing and Process Sciences, joined the company in 2009. Dr. Banik was previously at Cell Genesys from 1997 to 2008, serving most recently as Director of Process Development and Process Engineering. During this period, Dr. Banik held a number of positions with increasing responsibility including leading the development of manufacturing processes and scale up to commercial scale for cell therapy products such as GVAX immunotherapy, a vaccine for prostate cancer and gene therapy products for cancer and infections. Dr. Banik conducted his post-doctoral research in biochemical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. Dr. Banik is the author or co-author of several publications, patents, and abstracts.