Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Bill Lundberg, M.D.
President, Chief Executive Officer & Principal Financial Officer, Executive Director
Bill Lundberg, M.D. has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer & Executive Director since January 2020 and served as a non-executive director of our board of directors from June 2019 until January 2020. Since December 2019, Dr. Lundberg has served as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer. From January 2015 to February 2018, Dr. Lundberg was Chief Scientific Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics AG (“CRISPR”), a biotechnology company, where he was responsible for establishing and growing research and development in the United States and oversaw CRISPR’s first CRISPR-based product from inception to regulatory filing for clinical trials. From February 2011 to January 2015, Dr. Lundberg was Vice President and Head of Translational Medicine at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Alexion”), where he oversaw research and development from discovery through early-stage development, and prior to that, he was Director and Chief Medical Officer of Taligen Therapeutics, Inc. (“Taligen”), a biotechnology company, which was acquired by Alexion in 2011. Prior to Taligen, Dr. Lundberg held roles of increasing responsibility in clinical drug development and medical affairs at Xanthus/Antisoma, Wyeth (now Pfizer), and Genzyme. Dr. Lundberg received an M.D. from Stanford University and M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. He completed post-doctoral training at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, and clinical training in Medicine and Medical Oncology from Harvard and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Member of the Board of Directors
Mark Iwicki
Non-Executive Director
Mark Iwicki has served as a non-executive director of our board of directors since June 2015. From June 2015 until July 2018, Mr. Iwicki served as the Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Iwicki is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and serves as a member of the boards of directors of Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., Nimbus Therapeutics, Oxeia Biopharmaceuticals and Akero Therapeutics, Inc. In addition, Mr. Iwicki has served on the board of the Wellesley Youth Hockey Association. Mr. Iwicki served as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. from January 2014 until its acquisition by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. in October 2014. From December 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Iwicki served as president and chief executive officer and director at Blend Therapeutics, Inc. From 2007 to June 2012, Mr. Iwicki was president and chief executive officer and director of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Sepracor, Inc. Mr. Iwicki holds an M.B.A. from Loyola University.
Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Anand Mehra, M.D.
Chairman

Anand Mehra, M.D. has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since June 2020 and been a non-executive director of our board of directors since August 2015. Dr. Mehra held various positions at Sofinnova Investments (f.k.a. Sofinnova Ventures) from 2007 to January 2020, most recently holding the position of a managing general partner, where he focused on working with entrepreneurs to build drug development companies. He led the firm’s investments in Vicept Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan), Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (“Aclaris”), and Prothena Corporation PLC. Prior to joining Sofinnova, Dr. Mehra worked in J.P. Morgan’s private equity and venture capital group and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the publicly held Aclaris, as well as on the boards of several private companies. Within the past five years, he also served on the boards of directors of the publicly held pharmaceutical companies Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Spark Therapeutics, Inc. and Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Mehra received a B.A. degree in political philosophy from the University of Virginia and an M.D. degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Research and Development Committee
Chair of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Len Kanavy
Non-Executive Director
Len Kanavy has served as a non-executive director of our board of directors since July 2018. Mr. Kanavy most recently served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Operations at Genentech, a biotechnology company, from September 2006 to September 2016, where he was responsible for strategic decisions for the U.S. commercial business, including product launches, valuation of business development opportunities, clinical development plan options and pricing. From 2014 to 2016, he was a board member of the Genentech Access to Care Foundation. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Kanavy was Vice President, Commercial Operations at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he led teams in business analytics, strategy, and product launches. He currently serves on the board of privately held KMK Consulting. Mr. Kanavy holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Scranton.
Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Gregory D. Perry
Non-Executive Director
Gregory D. Perry has served as a non-executive director of our board of directors since May 2016 and Vice Chairman of our board of directors since August 2018. Mr. Perry has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Finch Therapeutics Group, a microbiome therapeutics company, since May 2018. Mr. Perry served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Novelion Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (“Novelion”), from November 2016 to December 2017. Prior to Novelion, Mr. Perry was Chief Financial Officer of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from July 2015 until its merger with Novelion in November 2016. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial and Business Officer of Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc., now Sensen Bio, a fusion-protein therapeutics company, from January 2014 to June 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Perry served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., a biomaterials and biotechnology company, from September 2013 to December 2013, and prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ImmunoGen, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 2009 until he was promoted in 2011 to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a role he held until 2013. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Elixir Pharmaceuticals and, prior to that, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transkaryotic Therapies. He has also held various financial leadership roles within PerkinElmer Inc., Domantis Ltd., Honeywell and General Electric. Since February 2018, Mr. Perry has served on the board of directors of Kala Pharmaceuticals, including as chair of its audit committee. From December 2011 to February 2016, Mr. Perry served on the board of directors of Ocata Therapeutics, including as chair of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee, until it was acquired by Astellas Pharma Inc. Mr. Perry received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College.
Financial Expert
Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Victor Sandor, M.D.
Non-Executive Director
Victor Sandor, M.D.C.M. has served as a non-executive director of our board of directors since June 2019. Dr. Sandor also serves as a member of the board of directors of ADC Therapeutics SA and Prelude Therapeutics Inc. From September 2014 to December 2019, Dr. Sandor was the Chief Medical Officer at Array BioPharma (“Array”), a pharmaceutical company, where he oversaw clinical development through regulatory approval of Braftovi and Mektovi for the treatment of BRAFV600E/K mutant melanoma. Prior to joining Array, from September 2014 to June 2019, he was Senior Vice President for Global Clinical Development at Incyte Corporation (“Incyte”), a pharmaceutical company, where he oversaw clinical development through regulatory approval of Jakafi for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera. From February 2010 to September 2014, Dr. Sandor was Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for oncology at Biogen Idec and, from October 2009 to February 2010, held positions of increasing responsibility in oncology product development at AstraZeneca, where he played a lead role in the registration of Arimidex(r) (anastrozole) for adjuvant use and the development of early stage programs through proof-of-concept. Dr. Sandor received his M.D.C.M. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and completed his Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Chair of the Research and Development Committee
Member of the Research and Development Committee
Member of the Board of Directors
Paolo Pucci
Non-Executive Director
Paolo Pucci has been a non-executive director of our board of directors since June 2020. Prior to this, Mr. Pucci served as the Chief Executive Officer of ArQule, Inc., a biopharmaceutical oncology company engaged in the research and development of targeted therapeutics, from June 2008 until its acquisition by Merck in January 2020. Prior to joining ArQule, Mr. Pucci worked at Bayer AG from 2001 to 2008, where he served in a number of leadership capacities including President of the Oncology & Global Specialty Medicines Business Units and was a member of the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Global Management Committee. Before Bayer, Mr. Pucci held positions of increasing responsibility with Eli Lilly and Company from July 1991 to April 2001, culminating with his appointment as Managing Director, Eli Lilly Sweden AB. Mr. Pucci earned an MS in economics and accounting from Università degli Study di Napoli Federico II and an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Pucci previously served on the boards of directors of Algeta ASA, until its acquisition by Bayer AG, and Dyax Inc., until its acquisition by Shire Plc (which was subsequently acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.), and New Link Genetics Inc. He currently serves on the boards of directors of West Pharmaceuticals Services, Inc., Replimmune Group Inc. and Trillium Therapeutics Inc.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee