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Armen B. Shanafelt, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Shanafelt has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2010. Since April 2009, Dr. Shanafelt has been a partner of Lilly Ventures, a venture capital firm. Prior to joining Lilly Ventures, Dr. Shanafelt was Chief Science Officer responsible for the generation of the early biotherapeutic pipeline for Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical research company, spanning the therapeutic areas of oncology, endocrine, and neuroscience. Dr. Shanafelt currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc., a public biotechnology company, and serves as a director of the following privately held biotechnology companies: Aileron Therapeutics, Surface Oncology, Sutro Biopharma, and Symic Bio (Chairman). Dr. Shanafelt received his B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his postdoctoral work at DNAX Research Institute, where he studied the structure-function relationships of cytokines and their receptors. We believe Dr. Shanafelt is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic businesses, including his expertise with respect to the generation of early biotherapeutic pipelines for oncology therapeutics.