Corporate Governance - Board of Directors

Highlights | Management Team | Board of Directors | Committee Composition
Brian G. Atwood
Director
Brian G. Atwood
Director


Brian G. Atwood has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. In 1999, he co-founded and currently serves as a Managing Director for Versant Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Prior to founding Versant Ventures, Mr. Atwood served as a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a venture capital firm. Mr. Atwood also serves on the boards of several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADX), Five Prime... 
Dr. M. James Barrett
Director
Dr. M. James Barrett
Director


Dr. M. James Barrett has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. Since September 2001, he has served as a general partner of New Enterprise Associates Inc., a venture capital firm focusing on the healthcare, information technology and energy technology industries. From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Barrett served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sensors for Medicine and Science, which he founded in 1997. Dr. Barrett serves on the boards of several pharmaceutical and biote... 
Dr. James Blair
Director
Dr. James Blair
Director


Dr. James C. Blair has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. Since 1985, he has served as a general partner of Domain Associates, L.L.C., a venture capital management company focused on life sciences. Dr. Blair currently serves on the boards of Astute Medical, Inc., aTyr Pharma, Inc., Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADX), CoDa Therapeutics, Inc., IntegenX, Inc., Meritage Pharma Inc., NeuroPace, Inc., and Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX). He has previously served o... 
Dr. Keith Flaherty
Director
Dr. Keith Flaherty
Director


Keith Flaherty has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Dr. Flaherty is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. He is also the Deputy Chair for Biomarker Sciences and the Chair of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee in the Eastern Cooperative O... 
Ginger L. Graham
Director
Ginger L. Graham
Director


Ginger Graham has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Ms. Graham is the President and CEO of Two Trees Consulting, where she coaches first-time CEOs of public and private companies. For the last four years, she has been a senior lecturer at Harvard University and a faculty member in its Entrepreneurship Unit. Ms. Graham is the former President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, CA focused on diabetes and obesity. Previously, Ms... 
Paul Klingenstein
Director
Paul Klingenstein
Director


Paul Klingenstein has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. He is the Managing Partner of Aberdare Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm he formed in 1999. Prior to founding Aberdare, Mr. Klingenstein worked in venture capital and private equity with Warburg Pincus and Accel Partners, and was an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation. Mr. Klingenstein currently serves on the boards of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) and EnteroMedics, Inc. (NAS... 
Patrick J. Mahaffy
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Patrick J. Mahaffy
President and Chief Executive Officer; Director


Patrick J. Mahaffy is one of our co-founders and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our inception. Previously, Mr. Mahaffy served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors at Pharmion Corporation, which he founded in 2000 and sold to Celgene Corporation in 2008. From 1992 through 1998, Mr. Mahaffy was President and Chief Executive Officer of NeXagen, Inc. and its successor, NeXstar Pharmace... 
Edward J. McKinley
Director
Edward J. McKinley
Director


Edward J. McKinley has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. Mr. McKinley spent 20 years serving in various roles at the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, including managing the firm’s private equity activity in Europe and serving on the firm’s Management Committee. Before joining Warburg Pincus, he was with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Mr. McKinley also served on the board of Pharmion Corporation from October 2004 until the company’s acquisiti... 
Dr. Thorlef Spickschen
Director
Dr. Thorlef Spickschen
Director


Dr. Thorlef Spickschen has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Spickschen was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Pharma/Knoll AG. From 1984 to 1994, Dr. Spickschen worked with Boehringer Mannheim GmbH, where he was responsible for sales and marketing and has been Chairman of its Executive Board since 1990. From 1976 to 1984, Dr. Spickschen was Managing Director, Germany and Central Europe for Eli Lilly & Co. Dr. Spickschen is current...