Lawrence Olanoff is an adjunct Assistant Professor and Special Advisor to the President for Corporate Relations at the Medical University of South Carolina. From 2006-2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Forest Laboratories, Inc. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Olanoff was CEO of Celsion Corporation. Prior to 2005, he served as Executive VP of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer of Forest Laboratories and held senior clinical research roles at Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation and the Upjohn Company. During his pharmaceutical development career, Dr. Olanoff made substantial contributions leading to thirty new drug approvals, either as new chemical entities or as supplemental indications, over a range of therapeutic areas. He serves as a member of the Board of Ichnos Sciences, as well as several non-profit organizations. Dr. Olanoff also held past directorships on the boards of Forest Laboratories, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Axovant Sciences Ltd. and the Celsion Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, was an internal medicine resident and clinical pharmacology fellow at the Medical University of SC and is the author of some 40 scientific publications on topics including controlled drug delivery, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and clinical toxicology.