Wendy Rieder - Board Member

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A business-oriented attorney with more than twenty years of experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, medical device and other life science-related industries. Wendy has been directly responsible for intellectual property, corporate legal, compliance, human resources, quality assurance and business development activities in companies at every stage of development, from virtual start-ups to large commercial entities.

Most recently, Wendy served as General Counsel and Sr. Vice President, Legal and Intellectual Property for Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., a NASDAQ-listed pharmaceutical company developing innovative drug candidates for cancer and inflammatory diseases. Prior to Synta, Wendy co-founded Microbiotix, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecule anti-infective agents. She has also held positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Bionutrics, LipoGenics, Ceremedix, Entropin and Fish & Neave (now Ropes & Gray).

Wendy is a native New Yorker who holds a bachelors degree in chemistry, magna cum laude, from Barnard College, a masters degree in organic chemistry from Columbia University and a juris doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Wendy is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), a registered US patent attorney and is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.