Lawrence Bloch, M.D., J.D.


Lawrence Bloch, M.D., J.D. serves as president of Infinity. He joined Infinity as chief financial officer and chief business officer in 2012 and has played a key role in developing and executing the company's corporate and financial strategies. Prior to joining Infinity in 2012, Dr. Bloch served as chief executive officer of NeurAxon, Inc., a company focused on developing next-generation pain therapeutics, from 2007 to 2011. Previously, he served as chief business officer and chief financial officer of NitroMed, Inc., raising $150 million in equity and $20 million in venture debt to support the commercial launch of BiDil®. From 1999 to 2004, he served as chief financial officer and vice president of business development, of Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc., leading the company’s $101 million initial public offering and $420 million merger with Eli Lilly and Company.

Dr. Bloch began his career as an emergency medicine resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Woman’s Hospital. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adelene Perkins

Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Adelene Perkins serves as Infinity’s chief executive officer and Infinity’s chair, a position she has held since 2012. She was named chief executive officer and elected to the Board of Directors in 2009. Prior to becoming Infinity’s chief executive officer, Ms. Perkins served as Infinity’s President, a position she held since 2008. Ms. Perkins joined Infinity in June 2002 as executive vice president and chief business officer.

Ms. Perkins joined Infinity from TransForm Pharmaceuticals where she served as vice president of business and corporate development and an early member of the management team that built the company prior to its acquisition by J&J. Prior to TransForm, from 1992-1999, she was at Genetics Institute, now a unit of Pfizer, where she was vice president of emerging businesses and the cofounder and general manager of the DiscoverEase™ business unit. She also formed and served as chief executive officer of MetaMorphix, a joint venture between Genetics Institute and Johns Hopkins University. She joined Genetics Institute in corporate and business development where she led corporate and product strategy initiatives. From 1985-1992, Ms. Perkins worked at Bain & Company, an international strategy consulting firm, where she provided strategic and operational advice to clients in the healthcare industry.

Ms. Perkins received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.S. in chemical engineering from Villanova University. She is on the Boards of BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Bruker Corporation; and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Project Hope, a multi-service agency committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. She is a past member of the Boards of Padlock Therapeutics and the Massachusetts Life Science Center.

Seth Tasker

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Seth Tasker is vice president, general counsel and secretary and holds responsibility for all aspects of Infinity’s legal affairs as well the company’s human resources and information technology functions. Mr. Tasker has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and brings expertise in corporate finance and partnering transactions, corporate governance, securities, compliance, employment law and other legal and operational issues relevant to developing new medicines in both the private and public company setting. Prior to joining Infinity, Mr. Tasker served as associate counsel at Surface Logix, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that invented a platform technology for developing improved drug therapies, resulting in a pipeline of drug candidates addressing Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular health and oncology. Mr. Tasker received a J.D. and M.B.A from Suffolk University and a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Vermont.