Dr. Richard H. Lathrop --- Industrial Experience
(excludes ad hoc consulting arrangements, often involving due diligence for bioinformatics-related start-ups)


Apr. 2004--present (part-time): Co-Founder, Scientific Advisory Board, Consultant.

CODA Genomics, Inc. (Irvine, CA). (CODA renamed itself to Verdezyne Inc. in 2008.)

I was a co-inventor of US Patent No.\ 7,262,031 (``Method for producing a synthetic gene or other DNA sequence'').

July 2001--Dec. 2002 (part-time): Scientific Advisory Board.

GeneFormatics, Inc. (San Diego, CA).

The company was dedicated to a proteomics approach to drug discovery. The company is defunct.

April 1997--Dec. 1999 (part-time): Scientific Advisory Board, Consultant.

CombiChem, Inc. (San Diego, CA).

The company is dedicated to drug discovery by computational analysis and combinatorial chemistry. The company went public with 78 full-time employees in May, 1998, and was bought by Dupont Co. for $95 million in Oct., 1999.

May 1989--Dec. 1993 (part-time): Co-Founder, Senior Scientist, Consultant.

Arris Pharmaceutical Corp., (South San Francisco, CA).

The company is dedicated to drug discovery by integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning with advanced biology and chemistry. I was a co-inventor of US Patent No. 5,526,281 (``Machine Learning Approach to Modeling Biological Activity for Molecular Design and to Modeling Other Characteristics''). Arris went public in Nov., 1993, with 59 full-time employees and a valuation of approximately $60 million. It merged with Sequana to form AxyS Pharmaceuticals in Jan., 1998, which was acquired by Celera Therapeutics in Nov., 2001.

June 1984--Aug. 1991 (summers): Software Engineer, Consultant.

Gould/A.M.I. VLSI CAD Research Laboratory, (Twain Harte, CA).

Researched relation of structure to function in VLSI. Designed and implemented a mixed-mode functional simulator, a structural circuit optimizer, and a functional abstraction from structure prototype.

June 1982--Sept. 1983 (summers): Summer Staff.

Hewlett-Packard Engineering Productivity Division (Cupertino, CA).

Assisted the design and implementation of a silicon compiler (DPG, the Data-Path Generator).

Jan.--May 1980: Business Software Consultant.

Solid State Equipment Ltd. (Lower Hutt, New Zealand).

Developed inventory control/job status monitoring package for small businesses.

Aug. 1978--April 1979: Data Telecommunications Programmer/Analyst.

Progress Electronics (Portland, OR).

Wrote entire assembler telecommunications sub-system for the master controller of a remote water-level telemetry system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a remote air quality and meteorological sensor system for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

May--Sept. 1977: Chief Programmer.

NSF-SOS research project (Portland OR).

Designed and implemented complete system for gamma spectra analysis and statistical processing of data.

May--Oct. 1975, May--Sept. 1976: Business Programmer/Analyst.

Alaskan Data Systems (Anchorage AK).

Designed and implemented all programs for each phase of internal bookkeeping system.

April 1974--May 1975: Programmer and production control supervisor.

U.S. Postal Service (Anchorage, AK).

Wrote numerous programs pertaining to productivity analysis and manpower utilization. Developed a computer-assisted training system later adopted by Western Region HQ.

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