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Robert Rosen

Robert H. Rosen has been a Director of La Jolla since July 2014. Mr. Rosen has served as President and director of Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing treatments for cancer and pain, since May 2013 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Heron since October 2012. From March 2012 to October 2012, Mr. Rosen served as Managing Partner of Scotia Nordic LLC, a life sciences advisory firm. From April 2011 to March 2012, Mr. Rosen served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations at Dendreon Corporation, a biotechnology company. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Global Head of Oncology at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for the development of the oncology business unit for regions that included the Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. During his tenure at Bayer, he led the launch of Nexavar® (sorafenib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Rosen was Vice President of the Oncology Business Unit at Sanofi-SynthËlabo, where he was responsible for the development of Sanofi’s U.S. oncology business and the launch of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) for colon cancer. In addition, Mr. Rosen is a member of the board of directors of Conkwest, Inc. Mr. Rosen received his B.S. degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University.