Gary Patou, M.D., has headed up our clinical efforts since August 2014. He also has been Chief Medical Officer of True North Therapeutics, Inc. since November 2016. Dr. Patou previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX), or Pacira, a specialty pharmaceutical company. In addition, he has been a Managing Director at MPM Capital, Inc., or MPM, a venture capital fund focused on life sciences companies, since 2005. Prior to joining Pacira, Dr. Patou was Chief Medical Officer at Peplin Inc. from July 2006 to April 2007, Chief Medical Officer of Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2005 to June 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Oscient Pharmaceuticals Corp. from February 2004 to April 2005 just after its merger with GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or GeneSoft. Before GeneSoft, Dr. Patou worked at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now a unit of GlaxoSmithKline, as Senior Vice President and Director, Project and Portfolio Management, managing all of the company’s pharmaceutical development projects. He also serves on the board of directors at Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE). Dr. Patou has held a number of academic appointments at University College & Middlesex School of Medicine and received his B.Sc. from University of London and his M.D. from University College London.

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