Roger S. Thrall, Ph. D

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Dr. Thrall is one of the most renowned research pioneers in the field of pulmonary diseases. He is Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Research at the Pulmonary Division-Department of Medicine University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Thrall specializes in Lung Inflammation and Immunopathology.

Dr. Thrall is a member of many professional organizations such as the: American Lung Association (National) - Allergy and Immunology; American Lung Association of Connecticut: Hartford County - President (1987); Occupational Health Council (1983-1987); School Health Program (1984-1992); and the Awards and Grants Committee (1990-Present).

Dr. Thrall is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the: American Lung Association Research Awards - 1981 and 1982; New Investigator Award - 1981-1984National Institutes of Health; Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Research Career Development Award - 1983-1988; National Institutes of Health; Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;American Lung Association of Connecticut Award for Outstanding Contribution in School Health Programs – 1985 David Frederick, M.D., Memorial Humanitarian Award - 1994 Pulmonary Division, University of Connecticut Health Center Special Recognition Teaching Award - 1996-1997

Dr. Thrall has reviewed Manuscripts for the following Journals: American Journal of Pathology, American Review of Respiratory Disease, American Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine

Professor Thrall is the author of numerous publications, and the book "Pulmonary Fibrosis" - Sem H. Phan and Roger S. Thrall - Editors. In the National Institutes of Health series on Lung Biology in Health and Disease, Volume 80 Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, New York. Dr. Claude Lenfant, Director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Executive Editor of series, 973 pages, 1995.

Dr. William Martin

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Dr. William Martin has experience managing and building small businesses. He currently owns and manages a health care facility and clinic that treats muscle and back injuries. His business experience has and will provide EmphyCorp with financial direction.

R. Dale Winget, Esquire

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All corporate legal matters will be directed and handled by R. Dale Winget, Esquire. Mr. Winget was admitted to the bar in New Jersey and Texas and admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Northern District of Texas. He is a member of both State and County Bar Associations and has practiced law since 1960.

Robert M. Irbe, Ph.D.

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Dr. Irbe assumed the role of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for EmphyCorp in August of 1996. He demonstrated exceptional multi-disciplinary skills that resulted in the FDA approval of the first clinical trials for N115, in less than 18 months, in December 1997. He managed the entire process from manufacturer, of the drug to the execution of the protocol. He served as the primary contact with the FDA during this crucial period.

Dr. Irbe has extensive experience in microbiology, food safety, quality assurance and working with FDA, USDA and other regulatory agencies. He has worked for major companies including, Nabisco Brands, Kraft General Foods, Monsanto and ConAgra. He has also worked for food and pharmaceutical companies and, contract laboratories and as an independent consultant. He has the ability to integrate concepts and knowledge from different disciplines and apply to the issue at hand. He has strong analytical and decision-making skills, which results in informed interpretations and resolutions to issues.

Ronald J. Amen, Ph.D

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Dr. Amen has over twenty-five years of management and consulting experience in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industries. For over twenty years he provided these services as a Principal in ABIC International Consultants, President of Techenterprises and an Associate of Jasra, Inc. During these years Dr. Amen contributed business development, marketing strategy, licensing and acquisition support, new product development and clinical and regulatory services to domestic and foreign multinational companies, as well as start-up ventures. During this period Dr. Amen was called upon by clients to assume interim-CEO positions at Nextech Healthcare (nutrition and biotech) and the Avicena Group (nutrition and pharmaceuticals).He is a founder of three pharmaceutical companies, and a machine vision metrology company, and is presently on the Board of Directors of five start-up technology-based companies.

Dr. Amen's prior management positions within the pharmaceutical industry include that of Department Head, Nutritional Sciences for Syntex Laboratories and Director of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research for McGaw Laboratories. In these positions Dr. Amen was responsible for all new drug and nutritional research and product development. At McGaw he was also a member of the international licensing and acquisitions group.

Dr. Amen received his doctoral degree in nutritional physiology from Rutgers University and did graduate work in business administration at Santa Clara University. Dr. Amen holds several patents in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, and food fields.

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