Peter Hirth, Ph.D., Chairman

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Dr. Hirth has served as Chairman of our board of directors since September 2016. Dr. Hirth founded Plexxikon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until May 2013. Dr. Hirth currently serves on the board of directors of Aligos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, and Vaxcyte, Inc., a biotechnology company, as well as the boards of several private life sciences companies. Dr. Hirth received a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Heidelberg University, Germany, and completed his post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Diego.

Kathleen Sereda Glaub, M.B.A., Member

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Ms. Glaub has served on our board of directors since May 2018. Ms. Glaub is co-founder and executive chair for the board of CuraSen Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, a position she has held since October 2018. From November 2013 until the acquisition of the company by Merck in July 2016, Ms. Glaub served as a director on the board of Afferent Pharmaceuticals. She also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Afferent Pharmaceuticals from August 2014 to October 2016. Previously, she served as president of Plexxikon, Inc. from November 2001 to May 2013. Prior to Plexxikon, Ms. Glaub held positions as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a public biotechnology company, treasurer of Genentech, Inc, a public biotechnology company, and various finance and treasury roles with Intel Corporation, a public technology company. She also serves as a director on the board of Escient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biotechnology company. She previously served on the boards of Codexis, Inc., a publicly traded protein engineering and therapeutics company, and Aligos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Ms. Glaub also serves as a member of the investment advisory board to the Bailard Healthcare Fund. Ms. Glaub received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Christian Elling, Ph.D., Member – Lundbeckfonden

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Dr. Elling has served on our board of directors since December 2015. Dr. Elling joined Lundbeckfonden, a Danish based industrial foundation, in March 2012, and has served as a Managing Partner of its early stage biotech investment unit, Lundbeckfonden Emerge, since January 2017. Since 2010, Dr. Elling has served in a number of positions at 7TM Pharma A/S, a biotechnology company, including previously serving as co-founder, Vice President of Biology and Development, and currently serving as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Elling is a board member of NMD Pharma A/S, Afyx Therapeutics A/S, and several other private life science companies. Dr. Elling received his M.Sc. in Biochemistry and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Copenhagen.

Emmanuelle Coutanceau, Ph.D., Member – Novo Holdings

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Dr. Coutanceau has served on our board of directors since October 2019. Dr. Coutanceau has over 14 years of experience in venture capital investment in the life sciences space. She joined Novo Holdings A/S in September 2015 and has been employed as a Partner there since January 2018. Dr. Coutanceau currently serves on the board of directors of CorWave SA, a biomedical engineering company, Minervax ApS, a clinical-stage vaccine company, and HepaRegeniX GmbH, a preclinical-stage company for the treatment of liver diseases, as well as the boards of several other private life sciences companies. Dr. Coutanceau received a Master degree in Agronomic Science and Technology from Agrocampus Ouest and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of Paris. She also has a Specialized Master degree in pharmaceutical management from ESCP Business School.

Claus Andersson, Ph.D., Member - Sunstone Life Science Ventures

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Dr. Andersson has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2016. Dr. Andersson joined Sunstone Life Science Ventures, a venture capital firm, in April 2005 and has served as a General Partner there since July 2011. He actively manages investments in the biopharmaceutical industry focusing on oncology, cardiology and nucleotide modalities. He serves on the board of directors of several private life sciences companies including Cantargia AB and Forendo Pharma Ltd. Dr. Andersson received his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and completed his Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Copenhagen and Humboldt University in Berlin.

Priyanka Belawat, Ph.D., Member – HBM Healthcare Investments

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Dr. Belawat has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. Dr. Belawat has over 13 years of experience in venture and private equity investing in the healthcare space and has served as an Investment Advisor at HBM Partners AG since February 2007. Dr. Belawat actively manages investments in the biopharmaceutical industry, especially drug development in oncology, neurology, sepsis and fibrosis in geographies like the U.S., Europe and selected emerging markets like China and India. Dr. Belawat received a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Zurich, and completed her post-doctorate work at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Belawat is a board member of BioAtla, Inc., BioNeurelis Inc., iTeos Therapeutics, Inc. and Adrenomed AG.

Jack B. Nielsen, M. Sc., Member - Vivo Capital

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Mr. Nielsen has served as a member our board of directors since January 2021. Since August 2017, Mr. Nielsen has served as a Managing Director at Vivo Capital LLC, a healthcare focused investment firm and was recently promoted as a Managing Partner. Prior to March 2017, Mr. Nielsen worked within the Novo Holdings A/S organization and its venture activities since 2001 in several roles, most recently being employed as a Senior Partner based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Nielsen is currently a member of the board of directors of Aligos Therapeutics, Inc., Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Harmony Biosciences, ALX Oncology Holdings Inc. and Instil Bio, Inc., all of which are publicly traded companies, and a number of private companies. Mr. Nielsen, in the past, has served on the boards of directors of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merus, N.V. and Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., each of which is publicly traded. Mr. Nielsen received a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Masters in Management of Technology and Economics from the Center for Technology, Economics and Management, Technical University of Denmark.

Vanessa Malier, Member – Kurma Partners

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Ms. Malier has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2021. In 2013, Ms. Malier joined Kurma Partners, a healthcare-focused investment firm, and she has served as Managing Partner since January 2015. Prior to that, she was Vice President, R&D Strategic Planning at Ipsen Pharma, a pharmaceutical company, after having had global responsibilities for the oncology business development, for the R&D and commercial team for Adenuric, and for the gastro-enterology Franchise. Ms. Malier is a board member of Xeltis AG, Vivet Therapeutics SAS, Asceneuron AG, Step Pharma SAS as well as a board member and Chairman of Corlieve SAS. Ms. Malier was a student in Biology and Biochemistry from from ENS Paris-Saclay, received her agregation in Biochemistry and her DEA in Immunology from the Pasteur Institute.

Science Board Advisors

Kapil Dhingra, MD, Ph.D., Strategic R&D Advisor

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Dr. Dhingra is a medical oncologist and a physician-scientist with a proven track record in academic research, patient care, and drug development. He served as Vice President, Head of the Oncology Disease Biology Leadership Team and Head of Oncology Clinical Development at Hoffmann-La Roche (“Roche”), during which he led numerous drug approvals, including Herceptin®, Tarceva®, and Avastin®. Prior to joining Roche, he worked in the oncology clinical development group at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Dhingra has served as a faculty member at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Dhingra is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of LAVA Therapeutics, Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc., Replimune, Inc., Autolus Therapeutics plc, and Median Technologies, and he has previously served on the boards of several successful biotech companies, including Biovex, Micromet, Algeta, YM Biosciences, Epitherapeutics, Advanced Accelerator Applications, Exosome Diagnostics, and, Five Prime Therapeutics. He is a member of the NCI Experimental Therapeutics Panel. Dr. Dhingra founded KAPital Consulting, LLC in 2008, a company dedicated to helping biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic companies realize the clinical and commercial advances in oncology. Dr. Dhingra obtained his M.B.B.S. degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, New York Medical College and completed his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Professor Mads Hald Andersen, MD, Ph.D., Founder, Scientific Advisor

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Professor and Director of CCIT (Center for Cancer Immune Therapy at Herlev University Hospital. Mads Hald Andersen has received several honors for his scientific work and is the author of more than 130 papers. MHA has founded and co-founded several spin out companies with a successful sale of Survac in 2006.

Professor, MD, Ph.D. Inge Marie Svane, Founder, Clinical Advisor

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Professor and Director of CCIT (Center for Cancer Immune Therapy) at Herlev University Hospital. IMS has extensive experience in clinical translation of immune therapies and is an advisor for several large pharma companies. Currently running a phase III trial

Alexander Eggermont, MD, PhD, Professor, Clinical advisor

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Clinical advisors, Alexander Eggermont, MD, PhD, Professor is Directeur Général Gustave Roussy Professeur Oncologie, Université Paris-Sud. He has been Professor of Oncology with the status of «Classe Exceptionelle» in the Paris-Sud University since 2012 and Professor of Oncological Surgery at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Holland) since 2003. He also holds a Chair in the international research network on cancer at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and since 2001 he has filled the Joseph Maisin Honorary Chair of Oncological Surgery at the Louvain Catholic University (Belgium). From 2000 to 2011 he was Head of the Oncological Surgery Department of the Daniel den Hoed University Cancer Centre in Rotterdam.

During his career, he chaired the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) from 2003 to 2006 and ECCO (European CanCer Organization) from 2008 to 2010. He is currently President of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.