Seattle-based Atossa Genetics (NASDAQ: ATOS) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary therapeutics and delivery methods for breast cancer and other breast conditions.

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Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Quay has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since the Company was incorporated in April 2009. Dr. Quay is certified in Anatomic Pathology with the American Board of Pathology, completed both an internship and residency in anatomic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, and is a former faculty member of the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Quay is a named inventor on 87 U.S. patents, 130 pending U.S. patent applications, and is named inventor on patents covering five pharmaceutical products that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Quay received an M.D. in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. degree in biology, chemistry and mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1971. He was selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his role as a founder of the Company, as well as his qualifications as a physician and the principal researcher overseeing the clinical and regulatory development of the Company’s pharmaceutical programs.

Kyle Guse, Esq., CPA.

Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Guse has served as Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2013. His experience includes more than 20 years of counseling life sciences and other rapid growth companies through all aspects of finance, corporate governance, securities laws and commercialization.

Mr. Guse has practiced law at several of the largest international law firms, including from January 2012 through January 2013 as a partner at Baker Botts LLP and, prior to that, from October 2007 to January 2012, as a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Before working at McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Guse previously served as a partner at Heller Ehrman LLP. Mr. Guse began his career as an accountant at Deloitte & Touche and he is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. Mr. Guse earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento, and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Janet Rose Rea, MSPH, RAC

Senior Vice President, Regulatory, Quality, Clinical Affairs

Ms. Rea has nearly 35 years of industry leadership experience in regulatory affairs and quality. A Washington native, she obtained her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington and was conferred a Master’s of Science of Public Health from the same institution. Her career in the healthcare industry started with Miami, FL-based Dade Division of then American Hospital Supply Corporation (now Baxter), followed by Genetic Systems, and she was an early employee of Seattle-based Immunex Corporation where she played a key role in the company’s first licensed product, LEUKINE®.

She held positions with increasing levels of responsibility with MDS Pharma, Targeted Genetics, and executive positions with AVI BioPharma (now Sarepta), Poniard Pharmaceuticals and Protein Sciences Corporation (Meriden, CT), and Therapeutic Proteins International (Chicago, IL). She has also operated a consulting practice of both small and large organizations, and she has lectured at both Shoreline Community College and the University of Washington – Biomedical Regulatory Affairs Certificate and Master Program, where she was also appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor.

Steven C. Quay, M.D., Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Quay has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since the Company was incorporated in April 2009. Dr. Quay is certified in Anatomic Pathology with the American Board of Pathology, completed both an internship and residency in anatomic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, and is a former faculty member of the Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Quay is a named inventor on 87 U.S. patents, 130 pending U.S. patent applications, and is named inventor on patents covering five pharmaceutical products that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Quay received an M.D. in 1977 and a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Michigan. He received his B.A. degree in biology, chemistry and mathematics from Western Michigan University in 1971. He was selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his role as a founder of the Company, as well as his qualifications as a physician and the principal researcher overseeing the clinical and regulatory development of the Company’s pharmaceutical programs.

Shu-Chih Chen, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Chen has served as founder and director since April 2009. She served as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company since it was incorporated in April 2009 through August 2014. She was an Associate Professor at National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, and served as the principal investigator of an NIH RO1 grant studying tumor suppression by gap junction protein connexin 43 at the Department of Molecular Medicine at Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA.

She has two issued U.S. patents and 20 pending U.S. patent applications related to cancer therapeutics. Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in microbiology and public health from Michigan State University in 1992 and has published extensively on molecular oncology. She received her B.S. degree in medical technology from National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan in 1984. Dr. Chen was selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of her role as a founder of the Company and her qualifications in medical technology and as a professor and researcher in the field of cancer therapeutics.

Stephen J. Galli, M.D.

Director

Dr. Galli has served as a director of the Company since July 2011. Dr. Galli has been a Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology & Immunology and the Mary Hewitt Loveless, M.D., Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California since February 1999. He served as Chair of the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1999 to 2016. Before joining Stanford, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He holds 14 U.S. patents and has over 400 publications.

He is past president of the American Society for Investigative Pathology and past president of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum. In addition to receiving several awards for his research, he was recognized with the 2010 Stanford University President’s Award for Excellence through Diversity for his recruitment and support of women and underrepresented minorities at Stanford University. He received his B.A. degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1968 and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1973 and completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977. Dr. Galli has been selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his qualifications as a professor and physician, and his specialized expertise as a pathologist.

H. Lawrence Remmel, Esq.

Director

Mr. Remmel has served as a director of the Company since February 2012. He is currently a partner of the law firm Pryor Cashman LLP, located in New York City, where he chairs the Banking and Finance practice group. Mr. Remmel joined Pryor Cashman in 1988. His practice includes corporate and banking financings, issues relating to the Investment Company Act of 1940, and intellectual property and licensing issues, in particular in the biotechnology and biocosmeceutical areas.

Mr. Remmel served on the Board of Advisors of CytoDel, LLC, an early stage bio-pharmaceutical company developing products for bio-defense, neuronal drug delivery, and musculoskeletal and aesthetic medicine. In February 2018, he became a director of CytoDel, Inc., the successor to CytoDel LLC. He was an associate of the law firm Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol from 1984 to 1988, and began his legal career at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn, where he was an associate from 1979 to 1984. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1980 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He received his J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1979 and his B.A. from Princeton University in 1975. He currently is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Life Sciences of the University of Utrecht, in the Department of Clinical and Translational Oncology, with a thesis project in hyperplasia and early stage breast cancer. Mr. Remmel has been selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his substantial experience as a corporate attorney advising biotechnology companies and his familiarity with the fiduciary duties and the regulatory requirements affecting publicly traded companies.

Gregory L. Weaver

Director

Mr. Weaver has served as a director of the Company since October 2013. Mr. Weaver currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc,.a publically traded biotech company. From October 2015 to August 2017 he served as Chief Financial officer of ProMetic Life Science, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company.

From January to October 2015 he served as Global Chief Financial Officer of Oryzon Genomics, a public biotech company. From August 2013 to October 2014, Mr. Weaver served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Fibrocell Science, Inc., a public biotech company. From June 2011 to July 2013, Mr. Weaver served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Celsion Corp., Mr. Weaver received his B.S. degree from Trinity University and his M.B.A. degree from Boston College. Mr. Weaver has been selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his qualifications as a business executive and audit committee financial expert, and his current and prior experience as a Chief Financial Officer, director and committee member of public companies. Mr.Weaver serves on the board of directors of Egalet Corp., a public biotech company.

Richard I. Steinhart

Director

Mr. Steinhart has served as a director of the Company since March 2014. Mr. Steinhart is currently the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. From October 2015 to June 2017 he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Remedy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a privately held pharmaceuticals company. From January 2014 until he joined Remedy Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Steinhart acted as an independent financial consultant to the Biotechnology and Medical Device Industries.

From April 2006 to December 2013, Mr. Steinhart was an executive at MELA Sciences, Inc., most recently serving as its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Steinhart was Managing Director at Forest St. Capital/SAE Ventures. Earlier, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Emisphere Technologies from 1991 to 1992 and as General Partner and Chief Financial Officer of CW Group Inc. Mr. Steinhart is a Member of the Board of Directors of Actinium Pharmaceuticals where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Steinhart was a Member of the Board of Directors of Manhattan Pharmaceuticals and was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Steinhart received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Pace University. Mr. Steinhart has been selected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors because of his qualifications as a business executive and audit committee financial expert, and his prior experience as a Chief Financial Officer, director and committee member of public companies.

Carl Novina, MD, PhD

Dr. Novina is one of the leading researchers in the field of RNAi therapeutics. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Novina Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His laboratory has made several important discoveries into the biology of noncoding RNAs, their dysregulation in cancers, and their development as biomedical tools.

Dr. Novina received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000 and his Ph.D. from Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences in 1998. His graduate work has resulted in 10 publications examining transcriptional regulation of TATA-less promoters. In 2014 he received the coveted National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, which funds bold and innovative research proposals to attack challenging biomedical problems. Dr. Novina has established many collaborations between industry partners and physicians to facilitate his goal of bringing biomedical innovations from bench to bedside.

Jack Cuzick, PhD, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP (hon)

Dr. Cuzick is one of the foremost authorities in the field of breast cancer prevention and has led some of the most important clinical studies involving chemoprevention drugs. He is Director of Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London and head of Centre for Cancer Prevention and the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Cuzick was chosen by Thompson Scientific as one of the twelve hottest researchers in all of science in 2007. He was awarded the AACR Cancer Prevention Prize in 2012 and the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor in 2015. Dr. Cuzick is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and has published in all the major medical journals. In 2014, the Cancer Research UK’s Translational Cancer Research Prize was awarded to Dr. Cuzick’s research team for their trials of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for chemoprevention of breast cancer in women with a high risk of developing the disease.

Per Hall, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Hall is widely regarded as a leading researcher in the field of breast cancer and prevention. He is the Head of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Hall is leading the unique KARMA (Karolinska Mammography Project for Risk Prediction of Breast Cancer) Cohort, including over 70,000 women, which is regarded as the best characterized breast cancer cohort in the world and serves as a resource for studies about breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, and the Karisma Intervention Study, which is studying the change in MBD in women taking various doses of oral tamoxifen.

Bob Miglani

Strategic Advisory Board Member

Bob Miglani worked at Pfizer Inc. in roles of increasing responsibility over the course of 23 years, spanning many functions including sales, marketing research, pricing and reimbursement, communications, patient advocacy, market access, partnership development, strategy and external medical affairs.

Bob’s leadership helped Pfizer develop strong partnerships with organizations such as the World Medical Association and AARP. In addition, Bob served as Chief of Business Development for a disruptive startup, Applied DNA Sciences, where he helped bring in a large strategic partner to help grow the company’s business in life sciences. As a thought leader, Bob speaks to organizations globally on new and exciting technologies in healthcare, global change and embracing disruption.

Dr. Joseph Chalil

Strategic Advisory Board Member

Prof. Joseph M. Chalil, MD, MBA, FACHE, is an expert in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Clinical Development and Medical Affairs with over 17 years’ experience in the field. Dr. Chalil is a member of Healthcare Advisory Board and an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He is the current Chairman of the Global Clinical Trial Network of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the second largest physician organization in the U.S., second only to AMA.

Formerly, a Physician Executive at Boehringer Ingelheim and a veteran of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Dr. Chalil is also board certified in healthcare management, and has been awarded Fellowship by the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

Dr. Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar

Strategic Advisory Board Member

Dr. Mak Jawadekar’s professional career at Pfizer, Inc. spanned 28 consecutive years, most recently as a Director, Portfolio Management. During his career at Pfizer, he was responsible for the Drug Delivery Technology Assessment function involving external ‘Drug Delivery’ technologies and has extensive experience in creating and cultivating external partnerships and alliances in this area.

He began his professional career at Pfizer Central Research in early 1982, after having completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota. Mak was honored with an honorary D.Sc. degree by DYP Mumbai University, recommended by the President of India in Feb 2011. His years of experience with Pfizer Global R&D includes Solids R&D, Drug Product Formulation/ Dosage Form/Drug Delivery development, Clinical Trials Supply Manufacturing, and Scale-up and Technology Transfer & Research Pharmacy functions. At Pfizer he was also a bench scientist, working on many challenging commercial formulations which became multibillion dollar products.

Dr. Ajit Shetty

Strategic Advisory Board Member

Dr. Shetty spent his 40-plus year career at Janssen Pharmaceutica NV in Belgium (a Johnson & Johnson company) in which he drove the expansion of the Janssen Group of Companies through geographical expansion, new product introduction, and significant market share growth.

In his prior capacity as President of Janssen Pharmaceutica USA, Dr. Shetty launched Janssen USA into the largest pharmaceutical market. Currently, Dr. Shetty is Chairman of the Belgium-based Flemish Institute of Biotechnology, one of the world’s top-ten research institutions. In 2008, he was awarded the title of Baron by the King of Belgium and in 2004 was elected Manager of the Year by Trends/Flemish Management Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Agile Therapeutics, Actinium Pharmaceuticals, and is a memeber of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Mellon University.

Analysts Coverage

Atossa is covered by Jason McCarthy, Ph.D. “Atossa has multiple catalysts across several clinical programs coming over the next 12-18 months”

“Both the topical and oral formulations of endoxifen continue to advance and management is executing on its clinical strategy. Catalysts lay ahead as data emerges from ongoing and upcoming studies, which if positive should drive a higher valuation.”