Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton Administration. President Clinton appointed him to an Institute of Medicine panel on the Future of Health and Human Services and as an advisor to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Mr. Beier was also formerly a partner in the international law firm Hogan and Hartson, now Hogan Lovells, from April 2001 to December 2003 and was counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary from April 1979 to April 1989. Mr. Beier has served on the board of directors at University of California, San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospitals since 2014, and the board of the Steinberg Institute, a California-based, non-profit research, policy and advocacy entity focused on issues of mental health and homelessness, since March 2022. He formerly served on the board of directors at Arcus Biosciences, a publicly traded biotechnology company, from January 2018 to May 2020, and on the board of directors of California Life Sciences Association, a life sciences advocacy and business leadership organization, from August 2017 to December 2021. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School at Union University and his B.A. in history from Colgate University. As a globally recognized leader in health care policy, pricing, intellectual property, government affairs, regulatory affairs, health care economics, and product commercialization, we believe that Mr. Beier is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.
Anthony B. Evnin, Ph.D., age 81, has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2006 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Infinity Discovery, Inc., from June 2001 until the time of its merger with our predecessor company in September 2006. From 1975 to March 2021, Dr. Evnin served as a Partner of Venrock, a venture capital firm. Dr. Evnin serves as a member of the board of directors of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company; and of Bridge Medicines LLC and Redpin Therapeutics, Inc., both privately held biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Evnin is also a Trustee Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, a Trustee Emiritus of The Jackson Laboratory, a Trustee Emeritus of Princeton University, a member of the boards of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a member of the board of directors of the New York Genome Center, and a member of the board of directors of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. Dr. Evnin previously served as a member of the board of directors of Cantel Medical Corporation until July 2021, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., until January 2020, and Juno Therapeutics, Inc., until March 2018, each a publicly traded biotech or medical equipment company. Dr. Evnin received an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. We believe Dr. Evnin’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his substantial experience as an investor in, and director of, numerous biopharmaceutical companies as well as his expertise in corporate strategy.
Richard Gaynor, M.D., age 72, has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 16, 2020. Dr. Gaynor has served as the President, Chief of Research and Development, BioNTech US, formerly Neon Therapeutics, a public biotechnology company developing novel neoantigen-targeted T cell therapies, since November 2016. Prior to his tenure at Neon Therapeutics, Dr. Gaynor spent 15 years in a series of senior roles at Lilly Oncology, most recently as Senior Vice President Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, where he chaired the Lilly Oncology Research and Development Committee and helped oversee a variety of collaborations, including with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, AstraZeneca and GE. Prior to that role, Dr. Gaynor also led preclinical and early clinical oncology research at Eli Lilly. Dr. Gaynor began his career in academia, spending nine years on the faculty at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, followed by eleven years on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, including time serving as the chief of hematology-oncology and director of the Simmons Cancer Center. He holds an M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and, following his residency in internal medicine there, he completed fellowship training in hematology-oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He is the author of nearly 150 publications and participates on numerous advisory boards and committees, including the American Association of Cancer Research, the Stand Up To Cancer scientific advisory committee, and the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Gaynor has served on the board of directors of Alkermes plc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company specializing in neuroscience and oncology, since September 2019, and Zai Lab Ltd., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since November 2021. We believe Dr. Gaynor's qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience as a senior business executive in the biopharmaceutical industry and as a thought leader in academia.
Sujay R. Kango, age 58, has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 30, 2022. Mr. Kango most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer at Acceleron Pharma Inc., which was acquired by Merck Sharp & Dohme in November 2021, until December 2021, and was responsible for establishing the company’s North America commercial presence for luspatercept. Previously, Mr. Kango served as the vice