Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D.
Committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Gary S. Jacob has served as a director of Trovagene since February 2009. Since July 2008, Dr. Jacob has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Chairman since September 2013. Dr. Jacob has also been Chief Executive Officer and a director of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since May 2013. Prior to 1999, Dr. Jacob served as a Monsanto Science Fellow, specializing in the field of glycobiology, and from 1997 to 1998 was Director of Functional Genomics, Corporate Science & Technology, at Monsanto Company. Dr. Jacob’s broad management expertise in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries provides relevant experience in a number of strategic and operational areas and led to the Board’s conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.