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Georges Gemayel,

Georges Gemayel,, Ph.D.

Georges Gemayel, Ph.D., has been a director since January 2016. Since 2010, he has served as a consultant for several biotechnology companies and venture capital funds. From February 2011 to December 2012, Dr. Gemayel served as executive chairman of Syndexa Pharmaceuticals Corp., a privately held drug development company. Prior to that, in 2010, Dr. Gemayel served as executive chairman of FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. From June 2008 until November 2009, Dr. Gemayel served as president and chief executive officer of Altus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Dr. Gemayel received his doctorate in pharmacy from St. Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Paris‑Sud University in Paris, France. Dr. Gemayel currently serves as chairman of the boards of directors of several privately held companies, and on the boards of directors of Orphazyme ApS and Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which are publicly traded biotechnology companies. He was previously a director of publicly traded biotechnology companies, Dimension Therapeutics, Inc., which was acquired by Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Raptor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Horizon Pharma plc, Adolor Corporation, which was acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Prosensa Holding N.V., which was acquired by BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Shire plc. Dr. Gemayel’s qualifications to sit on the board include his over 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including management and executive positions.