Glenn R. Larsen, Ph.D.
Dr. Larsen joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in February 2015. He is currently Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for ALS, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases, which he co-founded in February 2014. He is also a co-founder and Chairman of the board of directors of 180 Therapeutics L.P., a clinical stage musculoskeletal drug development company focusing on treating fibrosis, which he co-founded in 2013. He previously served as Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at SpringLeaf Therapeutics, Inc., a producer of combination drug delivery devices, from 2010 through 2013 and as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development, and as a member of the board of directors, at Hydra Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2003 through 2010. During his prior employment at Wyeth (now Pfizer)/Genetics Institute, Dr. Larsen served in various drug discovery and development leadership positions, including Vice President Musculoskeletal Sciences where he directed Wyeth’s second-largest therapeutic area with responsibility for Enbrel, an anti-TNF therapeutic with multi-billion dollar annual sales used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Dr. Larsen received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University and a PMD from Harvard University Business School. Dr. Larsen’s qualifications for membership on the Board include his strong scientific background in pharmaceuticals, biotech, orthopedics and regenerative medicine, and his extensive experience in management, product development and business development at multiple companies in the life science industry, all of which provide the Board with innovative product and commercial development perspectives and insights. He serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.