Richard Bastiani, Ph.D.
Prior to joining as Chair of the board of directors of Armata Pharmaceuticals in 2019, Dr. Bastiani served as a member of the board of directors of C3J Therapeutics since 2013. He has over 40 years of industry experience and has served on the boards of 14 biotechnology and life science companies throughout his career. He has served as a member of the board of directors of BioNex, a privately held company that develops and manufactures systems for laboratory automation and liquid handling, since 2014. From 1995 through 2018, he served as a member of the board of directors of Abaxis Inc., a public diagnostic company providing point of care, automated blood analysis systems and single test products for human and veterinary markets that was acquired by Zoetis in 2018 for $2 billion. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Bastiani was President of Dendreon, a biotechnology company dedicated to providing innovative cell therapies for cancer. From 1970 until 1995, Dr. Bastiani held a number of positions with Syva Company, a diagnostic company, including as President from 1991 until Syva was acquired by a subsidiary of Hoechst AG of Germany in 1995. From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Bastiani served as Chairman of the board of directors of Response Biomedical Corporation. In 1996, Dr. Bastiani was appointed to the board of directors of ID Biomedical Corporation, a public vaccine company, and he served as the chairman of the board of directors from 1998 until the company’s 2005 acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Bastiani also served as co-founder and a director of DiscoverRx, a privately held company developing and selling high-throughput screening, protein profile and cell pathway assays and services, and on the boards of Pathwork Diagnostics, a privately held Molecular Diagnostic company focused on cancer diagnostics using proprietary genomic profiling and informatics. Dr. Bastiani also serves on the Board of Fellows of Santa Clara University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University in 1970, his M.S. in Chemistry from California State University in 1967, and his B.S. in Chemistry from Santa Clara University in 1964.