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Jeffrey Chodakewitz

Non-Executive Director

Jeffrey Chodakewitz, MD has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2019 and has over 30 years of leadership experience in the bio-pharmaceutical industry. He served most recently from January 2014 to mid-2018 as Chief Medical Officer and EVP, Global Medicines Development & Medical Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where he also served as a member of the Vertex Executive Committee. Prior to Vertex, Dr. Chodakewitz spent over 20 years at Merck & Co., where he served in several positions including Head of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Global Development, Senior Vice President of Global Scientific Strategy (Infectious Disease, Respiratory & Immunology) and Senior Vice President of Late Stage Development. Dr. Chodakewitz is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine (both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease). Dr. Chodakewitz also serves on the Boards of Directors of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals and resTORbio, Inc. and serves as an Executive Advisor to the Blackstone Life Sciences Group. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Yale University and an MD from the Yale University School of Medicine. We believe Dr. Chodakewitz is qualified to serve on our board because of his executive experience in our industry.

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