Julia P Gregory
Julia P. Gregory has been a member of our board of directors since November 2019. Since April 2016, Ms. Gregory has served as Chair and CEO of Isometry Advisors, Inc., a biotechnology advisory company, Ms. Gregory also serves as a non-executive director of several biopharmaceutical companies, including Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd, Kuur Therapeutics (formerly Cell Medica Ltd.), Iconic Therapeutics, IMV, and Nurix Therapeutics. She is also a senior advisor to the Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity Growth Fund and M. M. Dillon & Co., Inc. In her previous executive roles, Ms. Gregory served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Board Director of ContraFect Corporation; President and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics; and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Her corporate development experience includes leading transactions for significant strategic partnerships including development and licensing agreements with GlaxoSmithKline, Human Genome Sciences, Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. As CFO at Lexicon, Ms. Gregory led the company’s $220 million public offering and was involved in the creation of Lexicon’s $500 million private equity plan with Invus, LLP. Prior to her leadership positions in the biopharmaceutical industry, Ms. Gregory was an investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. and subsequently at Punk, Ziegel & Company, where she served as the head of investment banking and head of its life sciences practice. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. We believe Ms. Gregory’s experience as a senior corporate executive, her expertise in investment banking and business development and service on the boards of other life sciences companies qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.
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