Jerel Davis, PhD

Managing Director, Versant Ventures

Dr. Davis is a managing director of Versant Venture Management, LLC, a healthcare investment firm. Since joining Versant in 2011, he has played a critical role in company creation strategies and has served on the boards of directors of many public and private biotech companies including BlueRock Therapeutics, Turnstone Biologics, Chinook Therapeutics, Inception 5 and Northern Biologics.

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David Bonita, M.D.

Partner, Orbimed

Dr. Bonita is a Partner on the private equity team at OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment firm, where he has held various positions since joining in June 2004. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Tricida, Inc. and Imara Inc. Dr. Bonita previously served on the boards of directors of several other public and private companies, including Ambit Biosciences Corporation, Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Loxo Oncology, Inc., SI-BONE, Inc. and ViewRay Inc.

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Todd Foley

Managing Director, MPM Capital

Mr. Foley is a Managing Director at MPM Capital LLC, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm, where he focuses on investments in biotech companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Chiasma, Inc. and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and also serves as on the boards of directors of several other privately-held life sciences and pharmaceutical companies.

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Sam Kulkarni

CEO, CRISPR Therapeutics

Dr. Kulkarni is the Chief Executive Officer of CRISPR Therapeutics AG, a position he has held since 2017. He initially joined CRISPR in August 2015 as Chief Business Officer, and then served as CRISPR’s President and Chief Business Officer from May 2017 to November 2017. Prior to joining CRISPR, Dr. Kulkarni was a partner within the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology practice at McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility after joining in 2006. He also serves on the board of directors of Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.

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Briggs W. Morrison, MD

CEO, Syndax Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Morrison currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a position he has held since June 2015, and as a member of its board of directors since July 2015. Prior to joining Syndax, Dr. Morrison served as Executive Vice President, Global Medicines Development and Chief Medical Officer at AstraZeneca plc from January 2012 to June 2015, leading the company’s global, late-stage development organization and serving as a member of the AstraZeneca senior executive team. From October 2007 to December 2011, Dr. Morrison held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc., culminating in his appointment as Head, Medical Affairs, Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Pfizer’s human health business.

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Kevin Raidy

Managing Partner, Cowen Healthcare Investments

Mr. Raidy has served as Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of Cowen Healthcare Investments since November 2017. Previously, from 2012 to 2017, he served as Head of Investment Banking at Cowen and Company, and from 2010 to 2012, he served as the co-head of Cowen’s equity capital markets group, which is responsible for the origination and execution of all equity capital-raising transactions. Prior joining Cowen, Mr. Raidy was a managing director at Ramius LLC, where he was portfolio manager for direct investments and convertible bonds, managing a portfolio in excess of $1 billion.

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Carol Schafer

Financial Professional

Ms. Schafer is currently a consultant in the biotech industry and has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking, equity capital markets, corporate finance and business development in the biopharmaceutical sector. From April 2007 to September 2018, she held various positions of increasing responsibility at Wells Fargo Securities, most recently serving as Vice Chair, Equity Capital Markets.

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Lloyd M. Segal

President & CEO, Repare Therapeutics

Mr. Segal is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Repare Therapeutics. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Managing Partner with Persistence Capital Partners, a Canadian-based healthcare private equity investor, from February 2010 to January 2016. Previously, Mr. Segal was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, and served as chief executive officer of several emerging biotechnology companies including Advanced Bioconcept Inc., Caprion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (now Caprion Biosciences), which he co-founded, and Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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