Board of Directors

Stephen A. Sherwin, M.D., joined our Board of Directors in 2010. Dr. Sherwin is a member of our Science and Technology Committee, Finance Committee and Risk Committee. Dr. Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer attending physician in hematology-oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Sherwin previously served as the Chairman of Ceregene, Inc., a life sciences company that he co-founded, from 2001 until its acquisition by Sangamo BioSciences, Inc., in 2013. He was also co-founder and Chairman of Abgenix, Inc., an antibody company that was acquired by Amgen Inc. in 2006. From 1990 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a life sciences company, and was its Chairman from 1994 until the company’s merger with BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2009. Prior to that, he held various positions at Genentech, Inc., a life sciences company, most recently as Vice President, Clinical Research. Dr. Sherwin is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Dr. Sherwin is also a member of the Boards of Directors of Aduro Biotech, Inc., Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., all of which are life sciences companies.

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