Stanley N. Lapidus has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2008 and is currently our lead independent director. Stan is President and Chief Executive Officer of SynapDx, an autism early detection company he founded in 2009. From 2003 to 2008, Stan was Chief Executive Officer of Helicos Biosciences, a life science company he co-founded in 2003. From 1995 to 2001, he was Chief Executive Officer of EXACT Sciences, a colorectal cancer diagnostics company he founded in 1995. From 1987 to 1994, he was Chief Executive Officer of Cytyc Corp., a cervical cancer diagnostics company he founded in 1987. Stan holds an academic appointment at MIT and is a fellow of the College of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He received his B.S. in engineering from Cooper Union.