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Steven C. Gilman,

Steven C. Gilman,, Ph.D.

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D., has been a director since June 2016. In 2016, Dr. Gilman was appointed as the chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors of ContraFect Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Until 2015, he served as the executive vice president, Research & Development and chief scientific officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Before joining Cubist in 2008, Dr. Gilman served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. In addition to his service on ContraFect Corporation’s board of directors, Dr. Gilman currently serves on the boards of directors of publicly traded biotechnology companies, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., serving on the research and development and audit committees, SCYNEXIS Inc., serving on the nominating and corporate governance and audit committees, and Vericel Corporation, serving on the compensation committee. Dr. Gilman received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post‑doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio. Dr. Gilman’s qualifications to sit on the board include his leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including his senior executive positions at ContraFect and Cubist and his experience serving on other boards of directors in the biotechnology industry.