INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Ph.D., has resigned from her role as an independent director of Lilly's board. Her resignation is in connection with Lilly's entry into a collaboration and licensing agreement with Lycia Therapeutics, Inc., of which Professor Bertozzi is an academic founder.
Professor Bertozzi has served on Lilly's board since 2017, including as a member of the board's Science and Technology Committee and its Ethics and Compliance Committee. She is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical Systems Biology at Stanford University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Professor Bertozzi is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been recognized with many honors and awards for her research accomplishments.
"On behalf of the company and the entire board, I would like to thank Carolyn for her service on the Lilly board over the last several years. Her scientific expertise and understanding of the biopharmaceutical industry have contributed greatly to Lilly's efforts to advance our innovative pipeline and bring medicines to millions of patients with significant diseases," said David A. Ricks, Lilly's chairman and chief executive officer. "We will miss her insightful perspective on technical and ethical matters and look forward to seeing what additional scientific discoveries she will no doubt lead."
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