Ann LeFever has over 30 years experience in the development of biological products and assisted in
the development of a number of biotechnology companies related to strategic business and product
development as well as clinical and regulatory affairs. Dr. LeFever spent 14 years directing the
translational research and development of biologic therapeutics for a major health care system and  
administered over 20 clinical trials (Phase I through Phase III) based on internal discovery,
cooperative group and pharmaceutical company trials.  LeFever previously was an Associate
Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Microbiology of the Medical College of Wisconsin
where for a decade she conducted translational research and product development.  She received a
B.A. in Cell Biology from Northwestern University and M.S. in Radiobiology and Immunology from the
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. LeFever earned her Ph.D. in Immunology from
Marquette University with additional post-doctoral studies in experimental stem cell transplantation
and preclinical evaluation of biological products.
Management Team
Dawn Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer
Terry Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ann Lefever, PhD, Director of Operations
Dawn C. Matthews, President and CEO, brings over 23 years of management experience in the life
sciences industry.  Before co-founding Abiant, she served as CEO of MIICRO, Inc., a medical imaging
technology company, from 2000-2005.  Earlier, she was Director of Business Development for
Motorola BioChip Systems, an entrepreneurial venture in which she led business development,
marketing, and customer support.  She was a founder of Aksys, Ltd., a company focused on the
development of a novel system for home kidney dialysis, where she served as Vice President of
Business Development, Director of Marketing and Systems Engineering, and Acting CFO during
multiple private financings and the company’s Initial Public Offering.  Previously, she was a Senior
Principal Engineer at Baxter Healthcare.  Ms. Matthews holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre
Dame, a M.S.E.E. from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Terry Brown, Executive Vice President and COO, has more than 27 years of PET imaging experience
with an emphasis in the commercial application of PET imaging for drug development.  Mr. Brown was
a founder of MIICRO, Inc., and served as head of Operations and Executive Vice President.  He has led
the design and execution of numerous PET imaging studies across a diverse array of compounds,
established an international network of PET and clinical site resources, and created strong customer
relationships. Previously, he was Research Project Manager, Manager of Nuclear Medicine and
Radiology Systems, and Chief Technologist at the University of Chicago Hospitals.  He has also
served as a consultant for medical imaging equipment and pharmaceutical clients.  Mr. Brown earned
his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and has been certified as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
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