Richard Hawkins currently serves as Director of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. and as a board member of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Additionally, in February 2011, he became CEO, of Lumos Pharma, Inc., a start-up pharma company. Mr. Hawkins has also co-founded Sensus Drug Development , co-founded Corning Biopro, and founded LabNow, Inc. Mr. Hawkins illustrious career began in 1982, when he founded Pharmaco, a clinical research organization (CRO) that merged with the predecessor of PPD-Pharmaco in 1991 and is one of the largest CROs in the world today.
Mr. Hawkins served on the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Texas in Austin, and was inducted into the Hall of Honor for the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas. Mr. Hawkins graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Ohio University.