Board Committees

Audit Committee Position

Phil Gutry

Mr. Gutry has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in a variety of senior investment, business development, and strategic roles. Mr. Gutry currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Kronos Bio. He previously led oncology business development and strategy at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Regeneron, he served as Principal at MPM Capital where he led new company formation and venture investments in oncology and neuroscience, and managed MPM's Janssen and Astellas partnerships. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gutry worked in Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences, where he focused on M&A and licensing in oncology, respiratory, liver, and infectious disease. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Gutry invested in commercial-stage life science companies at Riverside Partners. He began his career with The Wilkerson Group, a healthcare focused consulting firm. Mr. Gutry received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Chair

Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Member

Magnus Persson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Persson has served as an independent director on our Board since August 2012. Dr. Persson is currently serving as CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also served as an Associate Professor in Physiology at Karolinska Institutet since September 1994. Dr. Persson has served as a practicing pediatrician at CityAkuten in Stockholm, Sweden, since December 2012. Dr. Persson served as a Partner at HealthCap, a Swedish based venture capital firm, from January 2008 through December 2009, and as a Managing Partner at The Column Group, a San Francisco based venture capital firm, from January 2010 through November 2011. Dr. Persson co-founded Aerocrine AB, a medical technology company in 1994. Dr. Persson has also served on the boards of Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB, a technology transfer company, since December 2011, Galecto AB, a biotechnology company, since January 2013, AscendxSpine Inc., a medical device company, since December 2012, SLS Ventures AB, a life science venture capital firm since March 2012, Karolinska Institutet Information AB, a healthcare IT-software company since October 2015, Immunicum AB a biotechnology company since December 2015, and Albumedix AS, a biotechnology company since January 2016. Dr. Persson received his M.D. and Ph.D. in physiology from Karolinska Institutet.

Member

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Phil Gutry

Mr. Gutry has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in a variety of senior investment, business development, and strategic roles. Mr. Gutry currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Kronos Bio. He previously led oncology business development and strategy at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Regeneron, he served as Principal at MPM Capital where he led new company formation and venture investments in oncology and neuroscience, and managed MPM's Janssen and Astellas partnerships. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gutry worked in Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences, where he focused on M&A and licensing in oncology, respiratory, liver, and infectious disease. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Gutry invested in commercial-stage life science companies at Riverside Partners. He began his career with The Wilkerson Group, a healthcare focused consulting firm. Mr. Gutry received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Magnus Persson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Persson has served as an independent director on our Board since August 2012. Dr. Persson is currently serving as CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also served as an Associate Professor in Physiology at Karolinska Institutet since September 1994. Dr. Persson has served as a practicing pediatrician at CityAkuten in Stockholm, Sweden, since December 2012. Dr. Persson served as a Partner at HealthCap, a Swedish based venture capital firm, from January 2008 through December 2009, and as a Managing Partner at The Column Group, a San Francisco based venture capital firm, from January 2010 through November 2011. Dr. Persson co-founded Aerocrine AB, a medical technology company in 1994. Dr. Persson has also served on the boards of Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB, a technology transfer company, since December 2011, Galecto AB, a biotechnology company, since January 2013, AscendxSpine Inc., a medical device company, since December 2012, SLS Ventures AB, a life science venture capital firm since March 2012, Karolinska Institutet Information AB, a healthcare IT-software company since October 2015, Immunicum AB a biotechnology company since December 2015, and Albumedix AS, a biotechnology company since January 2016. Dr. Persson received his M.D. and Ph.D. in physiology from Karolinska Institutet.

Compensation Committee Position

Magnus Persson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Persson has served as an independent director on our Board since August 2012. Dr. Persson is currently serving as CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also served as an Associate Professor in Physiology at Karolinska Institutet since September 1994. Dr. Persson has served as a practicing pediatrician at CityAkuten in Stockholm, Sweden, since December 2012. Dr. Persson served as a Partner at HealthCap, a Swedish based venture capital firm, from January 2008 through December 2009, and as a Managing Partner at The Column Group, a San Francisco based venture capital firm, from January 2010 through November 2011. Dr. Persson co-founded Aerocrine AB, a medical technology company in 1994. Dr. Persson has also served on the boards of Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB, a technology transfer company, since December 2011, Galecto AB, a biotechnology company, since January 2013, AscendxSpine Inc., a medical device company, since December 2012, SLS Ventures AB, a life science venture capital firm since March 2012, Karolinska Institutet Information AB, a healthcare IT-software company since October 2015, Immunicum AB a biotechnology company since December 2015, and Albumedix AS, a biotechnology company since January 2016. Dr. Persson received his M.D. and Ph.D. in physiology from Karolinska Institutet.

Chair

Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Member

Phil Gutry

Mr. Gutry has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in a variety of senior investment, business development, and strategic roles. Mr. Gutry currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Kronos Bio. He previously led oncology business development and strategy at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Regeneron, he served as Principal at MPM Capital where he led new company formation and venture investments in oncology and neuroscience, and managed MPM's Janssen and Astellas partnerships. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gutry worked in Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences, where he focused on M&A and licensing in oncology, respiratory, liver, and infectious disease. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Gutry invested in commercial-stage life science companies at Riverside Partners. He began his career with The Wilkerson Group, a healthcare focused consulting firm. Mr. Gutry received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Member

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Magnus Persson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Persson has served as an independent director on our Board since August 2012. Dr. Persson is currently serving as CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has also served as an Associate Professor in Physiology at Karolinska Institutet since September 1994. Dr. Persson has served as a practicing pediatrician at CityAkuten in Stockholm, Sweden, since December 2012. Dr. Persson served as a Partner at HealthCap, a Swedish based venture capital firm, from January 2008 through December 2009, and as a Managing Partner at The Column Group, a San Francisco based venture capital firm, from January 2010 through November 2011. Dr. Persson co-founded Aerocrine AB, a medical technology company in 1994. Dr. Persson has also served on the boards of Karolinska Institutet Innovations AB, a technology transfer company, since December 2011, Galecto AB, a biotechnology company, since January 2013, AscendxSpine Inc., a medical device company, since December 2012, SLS Ventures AB, a life science venture capital firm since March 2012, Karolinska Institutet Information AB, a healthcare IT-software company since October 2015, Immunicum AB a biotechnology company since December 2015, and Albumedix AS, a biotechnology company since January 2016. Dr. Persson received his M.D. and Ph.D. in physiology from Karolinska Institutet.

Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Phil Gutry

Mr. Gutry has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2015. He has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in a variety of senior investment, business development, and strategic roles. Mr. Gutry currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Kronos Bio. He previously led oncology business development and strategy at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Regeneron, he served as Principal at MPM Capital where he led new company formation and venture investments in oncology and neuroscience, and managed MPM's Janssen and Astellas partnerships. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Gutry worked in Corporate Development at Gilead Sciences, where he focused on M&A and licensing in oncology, respiratory, liver, and infectious disease. Prior to Gilead, Mr. Gutry invested in commercial-stage life science companies at Riverside Partners. He began his career with The Wilkerson Group, a healthcare focused consulting firm. Mr. Gutry received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Chair

Steven J. Boyd

Mr. Boyd is the Chief Investment Officer of Armistice Capital. He founded Armistice in 2012, which was named "best new hedge fund" by Hedge Funds Review the following year. Prior to Armistice, Mr. Boyd had been an analyst at Senator Investment Group and York Capital. He started his career at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Boyd received a B.S. in Economics as well as a B.A. in Political Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Member

Simon Pedder, Ph.D.

Dr. Pedder has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2018. Dr. Pedder currently serves as the Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Proprietary Products at Athenex, Inc (NASDAQ: ATNX), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for treatment of cancer. Simon has a long career in drug development including more recently leadership roles as President and CEO of Cellectar Biosciences, President and CEO of Chelsea Therapeutics, Vice President of Oncology Pharma Business at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Life Cycle Leader and Global Project Leader of Pegasys/IFN and Head of Hepatitis Franchise at Hoffmann-LaRoche, and Vice President and Head of Drug Development at Shearwater Corporation. Formerly, he was on faculty in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology. In addition, Simon obtained a M.S. in Toxicology from Concordia University, a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and completed the Roche-sponsored Pharmaceutical Executive Management Program at Columbia Business School.

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Isaac Blech

Mr. Blech served on the Board of Directors since March 2012 and as lead independent director since March 2016. Mr. Blech's current roles also include Vice Chairman of Edge Therapeutics, Inc., a company that treats life-threatening neurological conditions, and Director of ContraFect Corporation, a company developing therapies for infectious diseases. He is a Director of Medgenics, Inc., a company creating new treatments for rare diseases, Vice Chairman of Centrexion Corporation, which is developing new modalities of pain control, Vice Chairman of Regenovation, Inc., a company developing new ways to regenerate human tissue, Vice Chairman of X-4 Pharmaceuticals, a cancer immunology company and Vice Chairman of Sapience Therapeutics, an oncology company. He also serves as Vice Chairman of WaveGuide Corporation, a company developing a the world's smallest NMR machine, Vice Chairman of root9B Technologies, Inc. a cyber security company, and Vice Chairman of The SpendSmart Payments Company, an electronic rewards company. Over the past 35 years, Mr. Blech has helped found some of the world's leading biotechnology companies, including Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation and Genetic Systems Corporation. These companies are responsible for major advances in oncology, infectious disease and cystic fibrosis. Mr. Blech received his B.A. from Baruch College.

Steven J. Boyd

Mr. Boyd is the Chief Investment Officer of Armistice Capital. He founded Armistice in 2012, which was named "best new hedge fund" by Hedge Funds Review the following year. Prior to Armistice, Mr. Boyd had been an analyst at Senator Investment Group and York Capital. He started his career at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Boyd received a B.S. in Economics as well as a B.A. in Political Science from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Simon Pedder, Ph.D.

Dr. Pedder has served as an independent director on our Board since April 2018. Dr. Pedder currently serves as the Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Proprietary Products at Athenex, Inc (NASDAQ: ATNX), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel therapies for treatment of cancer. Simon has a long career in drug development including more recently leadership roles as President and CEO of Cellectar Biosciences, President and CEO of Chelsea Therapeutics, Vice President of Oncology Pharma Business at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Life Cycle Leader and Global Project Leader of Pegasys/IFN and Head of Hepatitis Franchise at Hoffmann-LaRoche, and Vice President and Head of Drug Development at Shearwater Corporation. Formerly, he was on faculty in the Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology. In addition, Simon obtained a M.S. in Toxicology from Concordia University, a B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and completed the Roche-sponsored Pharmaceutical Executive Management Program at Columbia Business School.