Advanced Life Sciences Adds Three New Members
to Its Scientific Advisory Board
Woodridge, Ill, May 30, 2001 - Advanced Life Sciences, Inc. announces
the addition of three new members to its Scientific Advisory Board
with the appointments of Gordon R. Bernard, MD, Robert W. Buckheit,
Jr., MD, and Tapas K. Das Gupta, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Bernard is Chief of Pulmonary Service and Professor of Medicine
at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is also Medical
Director for the Institutional Review Board. Dr. Bernard received
his Medical Degree from Louisiana State University. He is considered
a leader in the area of cardiopulmonary medicine and sepsis, and
chairs the Steering Committee for NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network
and the International Sepsis Forum. He serves on the editorial
boards of Clinical Intensive Care, Journal of Critical Care and
Dr. Buckheit is Director of the Microbiology Research Department
at Southern Research Institute. His Ph.D. in Microbiology and
Immunology is from Duke University; he has also completed a postdoctoral
fellowship in virology, and microbiology at the University of
North Carolina. Dr. Buckheit has received numerous honors and
awards in the areas of cancer and viral research.
Dr. Das Gupta is the Head, Department of Surgical Oncology at
the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He
received his Medical Degree from the University of Calcutta and
his Ph.D. from London University. He is a fellow of the American
College of Surgeons and is Chairman of the FDA Advisory Committee
on General and Plastic Surgery, Section of Surgical and Rehabilitation
Devices Panel. Dr. Das Gupta has authored over 225 publications.
Advanced Life Sciences' Scientific Advisory Board provides the
company with scientific vision, product strategy and industry
contacts. "We feel that the addition of these three outstanding
scientists will help expand strategic drug development initiatives
and position products for out-licensing", commented Dr. Sharon
W. Ayd, Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Life Sciences.
Advanced Life Sciences, Inc., based in Woodridge, Illinois (http://www.advancedlifesciences.com)
is a privately held, early-stage pharmaceutical technology development
company that discovers and develops therapeutic compounds to fight
infection, inflammation and cancer. The company bridges the gap
between academic discoveries and pharmaceutical commercialization
and focuses on conditions that have significant unmet medical
needs in medium sized markets.
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