Audit Committee Position

Sandeep “Steve” Laumas, M.D.

CEO, Bearing Circle Capital

Dr. Laumas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bearing Circle Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He started his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in the Investment Banking Division. Dr. Laumas then joined Balyasny Asset Management in New York and later moved to North Sound Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut as a Managing Director responsible for global healthcare investments. Dr. Laumas has served as the executive chairman of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INNT) since 2014, a director of SRL Diagnostics Ltd., Asia's largest clinical laboratory services company (2011-2012) and as a director of Parkway Holdings Ltd. (IHH Healthcare: Singapore: IHH) (2010), Asia's largest hospital company. Dr. Laumas has a unique industry perspective, particularly in both public and private investments and financial transactions in the healthcare arena.

Chair

Peter Mueller, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Peter Mueller is the President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at Axcella Health. Prior to joining Axcella, Dr. Mueller served as the Executive Vice President of Global Research and Development & Chief Scientific Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he provided strategic oversight for Vertex's worldwide drug discovery and development programs. Under his leadership, the company secured approval for and launched two breakthrough drugs, INCIVEK® (HepC) in 2011, and KALYDECO® (CF) in 2012. Additionally, Vertex submitted both an NDA and MAA for ORKAMBI® (CF). Prior to his time at Vertex, Dr. Mueller served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played a key role in the development of Spiriva®, Combivent®, and Atrovent®. He is a member of various scientific and political societies, including the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and Verband Chemische Industrie (Germany), Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.), IRI, RNA-Society, ASAP, AAAS (U.S.A.) and currently serves on the Boards of Directors and Scientific Advisory Boards of companies and organizations including US-India Chamber of Commerce Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices Council, University Iowa (CBB), Keystone Symposia, Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc., and Kaleido Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Mueller received both an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Albert Einstein University of Ulm, Germany, where he also holds a Professorship in Theoretical Organic Chemistry. He completed fellowships in Quantum Pharmacology at Oxford University and in Biophysics at Rochester University.

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Compensation Committee Position

Peter Mueller, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Peter Mueller is the President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at Axcella Health. Prior to joining Axcella, Dr. Mueller served as the Executive Vice President of Global Research and Development & Chief Scientific Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he provided strategic oversight for Vertex's worldwide drug discovery and development programs. Under his leadership, the company secured approval for and launched two breakthrough drugs, INCIVEK® (HepC) in 2011, and KALYDECO® (CF) in 2012. Additionally, Vertex submitted both an NDA and MAA for ORKAMBI® (CF). Prior to his time at Vertex, Dr. Mueller served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played a key role in the development of Spiriva®, Combivent®, and Atrovent®. He is a member of various scientific and political societies, including the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and Verband Chemische Industrie (Germany), Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.), IRI, RNA-Society, ASAP, AAAS (U.S.A.) and currently serves on the Boards of Directors and Scientific Advisory Boards of companies and organizations including US-India Chamber of Commerce Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices Council, University Iowa (CBB), Keystone Symposia, Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc., and Kaleido Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Mueller received both an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Albert Einstein University of Ulm, Germany, where he also holds a Professorship in Theoretical Organic Chemistry. He completed fellowships in Quantum Pharmacology at Oxford University and in Biophysics at Rochester University.

Chair

Sandeep “Steve” Laumas, M.D.

CEO, Bearing Circle Capital

Dr. Laumas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bearing Circle Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He started his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in the Investment Banking Division. Dr. Laumas then joined Balyasny Asset Management in New York and later moved to North Sound Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut as a Managing Director responsible for global healthcare investments. Dr. Laumas has served as the executive chairman of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INNT) since 2014, a director of SRL Diagnostics Ltd., Asia's largest clinical laboratory services company (2011-2012) and as a director of Parkway Holdings Ltd. (IHH Healthcare: Singapore: IHH) (2010), Asia's largest hospital company. Dr. Laumas has a unique industry perspective, particularly in both public and private investments and financial transactions in the healthcare arena.

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Peter Mueller, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Peter Mueller is the President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer at Axcella Health. Prior to joining Axcella, Dr. Mueller served as the Executive Vice President of Global Research and Development & Chief Scientific Officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he provided strategic oversight for Vertex's worldwide drug discovery and development programs. Under his leadership, the company secured approval for and launched two breakthrough drugs, INCIVEK® (HepC) in 2011, and KALYDECO® (CF) in 2012. Additionally, Vertex submitted both an NDA and MAA for ORKAMBI® (CF). Prior to his time at Vertex, Dr. Mueller served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played a key role in the development of Spiriva®, Combivent®, and Atrovent®. He is a member of various scientific and political societies, including the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) and Verband Chemische Industrie (Germany), Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.), IRI, RNA-Society, ASAP, AAAS (U.S.A.) and currently serves on the Boards of Directors and Scientific Advisory Boards of companies and organizations including US-India Chamber of Commerce Biotech, Pharma & Medical Devices Council, University Iowa (CBB), Keystone Symposia, Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc., and Kaleido Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Mueller received both an undergraduate degree and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the Albert Einstein University of Ulm, Germany, where he also holds a Professorship in Theoretical Organic Chemistry. He completed fellowships in Quantum Pharmacology at Oxford University and in Biophysics at Rochester University.

Chair

Sandeep “Steve” Laumas, M.D.

CEO, Bearing Circle Capital

Dr. Laumas is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bearing Circle Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. He started his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York in the Investment Banking Division. Dr. Laumas then joined Balyasny Asset Management in New York and later moved to North Sound Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut as a Managing Director responsible for global healthcare investments. Dr. Laumas has served as the executive chairman of Innovate Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INNT) since 2014, a director of SRL Diagnostics Ltd., Asia's largest clinical laboratory services company (2011-2012) and as a director of Parkway Holdings Ltd. (IHH Healthcare: Singapore: IHH) (2010), Asia's largest hospital company. Dr. Laumas has a unique industry perspective, particularly in both public and private investments and financial transactions in the healthcare arena.

Member

Vimal Mehta, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

Dr. Mehta brings over two decades of experience in the pharma and biotech industry, during which he has successfully designed and implemented innovative solutions, established global commercial operations, and led cross-functional teams. During his career, he has garnered a deep understanding of the biopharma and healthcare ecosystem and has been actively involved in generating a range of value creation initiatives in corporate strategy and planning, global business development and corporate fundraising.

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