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​​Dan Burgess

Executive Chairman of the Board

Dan was President and CEO of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, an antibiotics company he co-founded in 2011 and subsequently sold to The Medicines Company in 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Burgess was President and CEO of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, a company that advanced an inhaled antibiotic for cystic fibrosis into Phase 3 before it was acquired by Aptalis Inc. in 2011. Previously, he served as COO and CFO of Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, a public biotechnology company focused on biodefense, infectious diseases, and immune system disorders. Mr. Burgess also spent 10 years at Gensia Sicor, Inc. (acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd), where he held a variety of executive-level positions with responsibility for overall finance for the company. He began his career at Castle & Cooke and Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Mr. Burgess is Chairman of Atox Bio and is a board member of Cidara Therapeutics, Arsanis, Arbutus Biopharma Corp., and Pulmocide. He received a BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Carol Gallagher, PharmD

New Enterprise Associates

Board Member

Carol Gallagher joined NEA in October, 2014. She is primarily focused on making biopharma investments. Carol is a proven entrepreneur, operator and more recently investor with nearly 30 years of experience in commercial, drug development and business development roles. Prior to joining NEA she was a Venture Partner with Frazier Healthcare and she served as an independent director on multiple Boards. From 2008-2011, Carol was president and CEO of Calistoga Pharmaceuticals which developed the first-in-class therapeutic now marketed by Gilead as ZYDELIG.

She currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Millendo Therapeutics, lead director at Atara Bio, and as a director at Metacrine, PIONYR Immunotherapeutics, Cleave Biosciences, AnaptysBio, and Xoc Pharmaceuticals.

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​​Kevin Li, PhD 

LYZZ Capital

Board Member

Dr. Kevin Li is a Managing Partner at LYZZ Capital, a healthcare-focused venture capital/PE fund investing globally in leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Kevin has been an active biotech investor in the US and China for more than 15 years. Prior to co-founding LYZZ, he was a partner at DT Capital and HBM BioMed China. Earlier in his career, Kevin was involved in the building and management of several successful biotech companies, including GenoSpectra, Fountain Medical Development, and Amazin Biotech. Dr. Li received his PhD in biology from Indiana University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Li has been an investor and board member of a number of successful biomedical companies in China and the US, such as Nuokang Biopharma, Cathay Industrial Biotech, Xili Pharma, Wuhan Hiteck Biopharma, Chipscreen, Alpha Biopharma, Neurelis, Qpex, iGenomX, and Jumpcode, among others.

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Michael N. Dudley, PharmD

President, CEO

Board Member

Dr. Dudley has over 30 years of experience in anti-infective R&D and commercialization. In 2018, he led the Series A financing for Qpex and acquisition of the preclinical programs from The Medicines Company. He has overseen R&D and regulatory approval of multiple anti-infectives, including most recently vaborbactam that progressed from discovery to FDA approval in < 8 years. He was CSO of Rempex when it was acquired by the Medicines Company (MDCO), where he remained as co-leader of the Infectious Disease Business Unit. He has lead negotiations for multiple public-private partnerships (e.g., BARDA; Innovative Medicines Initiative) for over $190 million to advance the development of antimicrobial agents in the US and Europe. Before Rempex/MDCO, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Mpex, Diversa, and Microcide. Prior to his career in industry, he held academic appointments at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy and Brown University School of Medicine. He has published over 140 scientific papers/book chapters on the evaluation and clinical use of antiinfectives. He completed undergraduate work at Pepperdine University, his PharmD and residency from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hartford Hospital.

Terry Gould

Adams Street Partners

Board Member

Terry invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the healthcare space. Terry sits on the Board of Directors of Aptinyx, Atox Bio, Corvus, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, Orbus, Outpost Medicine, Partner Therapeutics, and Qpex. He is a Board Observer at Millendo. He is a former Board Member at CombiChem, INC Research, Incline Therapeutics, and Proteus Digital Health. He is responsible for several other successful investments including Heartport, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Naurex Pharmaceuticals, NxStage Medical, Pharmacyclics, Rempex Pharmaceuticals, Revivant, Spinal Dynamics, and Vivant Medical. Terry is Chairman of the Adams Street Partners Growth Equity Investment Committee, as well as a member of the firm's Co-Investment Committee and Executive Committee.

Douglas Reed, MD

Hatteras Venture Partners

Board Member

Doug has over 20 years of venture investment experience between Hatteras and two prior healthcare-focused venture firms, Vector Fund Management and S.R. One. He has also spent part of his career in operating roles as VP of Business Development for two biotechnology companies, NPS Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Shire) and GelTex Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Genzyme). Doug focuses on investments in the bio-pharmaceutical and medical technology fields. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Innocrin Pharmaceuticals and is also a director of BlinkBio, Contego Medical, NeuroTronik, Ltd., and Viamet Pharmaceuticals. He was a director of Embrella Cardiovascular prior to its sale to Edwards Lifesciences. Doug earned a BA in biology and an MD from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Washington and a fellowship in neuro-radiology at the University of British Columbia. He held faculty positions in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington and at Yale University. He also obtained an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.