Thomas H. Adams, Ph.D.
Thomas H. Adams has been Trovagene's Chairman of the Board since April 2009. Since June 2005 through 2011, Dr. Adams served as a director of IRIS International, Inc., a diagnostics company, and as Chief Technology Officer of IRIS from April 2006. Until November 2012, Dr. Adams was the Head of Iris Molecular Diagnostics since 2006 and the President of Iris Personalized Medicine since 2011. In November 2012, IRIS was acquired by Danaher Corporation. Dr. Adams served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leucadia Technologies, a privately held medical-device company, from 1998 to April 2006, when Leucadia was acquired by IRIS. In 1989, Dr. Adams founded Genta, Inc., a publicly held biotechnology company in the field of antisense technology, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1997. Dr. Adams founded Gen-Probe, Inc. in 1984 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until its acquisition by Chugai Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1989. Dr. Adams is currently a director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company. Dr. Adams holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, at Riverside. Dr. Adam’s executive leadership, particularly in the diagnostic field, and the extensive healthcare expertise he has developed qualifies Dr. Adams to serve as a director of our company.