ActivBiotics, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D. as chairman and chief executive officer. Dr. Gilman was previously the company's president and chief executive officer.
Dr. Gilman joined ActivBiotics in March 2004 as president and chief executive from Millennium Pharmaceuticals where he held a number of senior leadership roles including Vice President and General Manager, Inflammation, responsible for the inflammation business. Prior to Millennium, he was Group Director of the arthritis, pulmonary, immunology and antibacterial therapeutic areas at Pfizer Global Research and Development. He has also held scientific, business, and academic appointments at Wyeth, Cytogen Corporation, Temple Medical School and Connecticut College. He currently serves on the board of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council and Nextcea, Inc., an early-stage private company. Dr. Gilman received his PhD and MS degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University and his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.
Dr. Gilman succeeds Alan W. Dunton, M.D., who resigned as non-executive chairman earlier this year to become the CEO of Panacos Pharmaceuticals.