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Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (AGTC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Koenig

64 Chairman of the Board

Susan Washer

55 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Sullivan

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Chulay

70 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Mark Shearman

55 2015 Chief Scientific Officer

Stephen Potter

60 2015 Vice president and chief business officer

Andrew Ashe

49 2017 General Counsel

Michael Goldstein

50 2016 Chief Medical Officer

David Guyer

57 2014 Director

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

49 2014 Director

Anne VanLent

68 2016 Director

Edward Hurwitz

53 2012 Independent Director

James Rosen

47 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Koenig

Dr. Scott Koenig M.D. Ph.D. is the Chairman of the Board of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. He served as a member of our board of directors since April 2002 and as chairman of our board of directors since April 2004. Dr. Koenig has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of MacroGenics, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since September 2001 and was one of its co-founders. Prior to joining MacroGenics, Dr. Koenig served as Senior Vice President of Research at MedImmune Inc. a biopharmaceutical company, where he participated in the selection and maturation of its product pipeline. From 1984 to 1990, he worked in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, where he investigated the immune response to retroviruses and studied the pathogenesis of AIDS. Dr. Koenig currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Research Institute and on the boards of directors of Children’s National Medical Center, the International Biomedical Research Alliance, and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Dr. Koenig received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Cornell University and his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of theUniversity of Pennsylvania, and is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. We believe that Dr. Koenig’s education and professional background in science and medicine, his experience as chief executive officer of MacroGenics and as a scientist and senior executive at other life science companies and research organizations and his service as a director of other biopharmaceutical companies, medical institutions and industry groups qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Susan Washer

Ms. Susan Washer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Ms. Washer has served as our president and chief executive officer since March 2002 and as a member of our board of directors since November 2003. Prior to becoming our president and chief executive officer, Ms. Washer served as our chief operating officer from October 2001 to March 2002. From August 1996 to October 2001, Ms. Washer was president and chief executive officer of Scenic Productions Inc., a specialty construction firm providing sculpting, painting and construction services to the entertainment industry. From June 1994 to August 1996, Ms. Washer served as the Founding Executive Director and then Business Advisor for the North Florida Technology Innovation Center, a public-private organization financing and providing services to entrepreneurial companies licensing technology from Florida universities. From October 1983 to June 1994, Ms. Washer served in various research and pharmaceutical management positions with Abbott Laboratories and Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Washer received a B.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida. We believe that Ms. Washer’s education and professional background in science and business management, her years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, her service as a senior executive of entrepreneurial companies and her extensive knowledge of our company and its business qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

William Sullivan

Mr. William A. Sullivan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective August 7, 2017. Mr. Sullivan previously served as Head of Finance, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from August 2015 until April 2017. Mr. Sullivan served as Merrimack’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from May 2011 to August 2015, as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from February 2010 to May 2011 and as Controller from November 2007 to February 2010. Previously, Mr. Sullivan served as Corporate Controller of Vette Corp., a thermal management solutions company, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Sullivan began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he obtained his certified public accountant license. Mr. Sullivan holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in accounting from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting and a B.A. from Williams College.

Jeffrey Chulay

Dr. Jeffrey D. Chulay, M.D. is a Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He served as our vice president and chief medical officer since July 2007. Dr. Chulay came to the company from AlphaVax, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, where he served as senior vice president of medical and regulatory affairs and chief medical officer from 2004 to 2007 and medical director from 2001 to 2004. Prior to AlphaVax, Inc., Dr. Chulay served as principal clinical program head of HIV and opportunistic infections clinical development for GlaxoWellcome Inc. from 1994 to 2001, and in various positions at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, including chief of the virology division from 1992 to 1994, chief of the department of pathogenesis and immunology in 1992, chief of the department of intracellular pathogens from 1991 to 1992 and research investigator in the virology division from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Chulay earned a medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene

Mark Shearman

Dr. Mark S. Shearman, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer of the Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Shearman has served as our chief scientific officer since June 1, 2015. From August 2009 until June 2015, Dr. Shearman served as Senior Vice-President of Research & Early Development of EMD Serono, Inc., the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Merck KGaA. Prior his time at EMD Serono, Dr. Shearman was Executive Director of Merck & Co. Research Laboratories, Boston, from January 2006 to July 2009 and Senior Director at the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories Neuroscience Research Centre, U.K. from January 2004 to December 2005. Dr. Shearman earned a B.Sc. from the University of Bristol, a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham and conducted academic research at institutes in Japan and Germany.

Stephen Potter

Mr. Stephen B. Potter is Vice President, Chief Business Officer of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Potter has served as our vice president and chief business officer since January 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Potter was employed most recently by NeoStem, Inc., a developer of cell-based therapeutics, where he served as Executive Vice President from July 2013 to February 2015, and was a member of the Board of Directors from January 2013 to July 2013. Previously, Mr. Potter was Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development for Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., from February 2011 to November 2012, where he was part of the senior leadership team that achieved approval of the first-ever stem cell drug therapy, Prochymal. He was also responsible for the launch and overall management of the Bio-Surgery business unit as well as operational oversight for multiple functional areas including manufacturing, human resources, IT, legal, and business development. From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Potter served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Genzyme Corporation and as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. While at Genzyme, he was the senior leader for its global corporate and business development team that provided strategic and transaction support, including support for many of Genyzme’s gene and cell therapy opportunities. Mr. Potter has also held positions at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, Inc., and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Potter earned a B.S. from University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Andrew Ashe

Mr. Andrew Ashe serves as General Counsel of the company. Mr. Ashe previously served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dyax Corp. from February 2013 until January 2016. He joined Dyax in 2003 and served as an attorney in their legal department until January 2011 when he became their General Counsel. Prior to joining Dyax, Mr. Ashe practiced law as a corporate attorney at Nutter, McClennen & Fish and Prince, Lobel & Tye, two private law firms based in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, Mr. Ashe also worked as a Trading Specialist and Senior Analyst of Corporate Listings for the New York and American Stock Exchanges. Mr. Ashe received his law degree from The George Washington School of Law and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Michael Goldstein

Dr. Michael H. Goldstein is a Chief Medical Officer of the Company. served as our chief medical officer since December 1, 2016. Prior to joining us, Dr. Goldstein held multiple roles with Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc., including as chief medical officer from January 2015 to September 2016 and vice president of clinical research from January 2014 to December 2014, where he worked with Eleven’s team to bring a novel treatment for dry eye disease from early research to a completed pivotal trial. Since January 2001 he has served as Co-Director of Cornea and External Disease Service and as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the New England Eye Center. From September 1998 to December 2001, he was Director of Refractive Surgery Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein has been a member of the board of directors of Inanovate, Inc. since August 2009. He has published extensively and is a reviewer for multiple ophthalmology scientific journals. Dr. Goldstein holds an M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College.

David Guyer

Dr. David R. Guyer, M.D. is Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. He served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. Dr. Guyer has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Ophthotech Corporation since January 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer of Ophthotech since April 2013. Dr. Guyer, served as a Partner at SV Life Sciences, a venture capital firm, from December 2009 to April 2013, and as a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences from May 2006 to December 2009. In April 2013, Dr. Guyer resumed his role as Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences Advisers, LLC. Dr. Guyer co-founded Eyetech Pharmaceuticals Inc. and served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 2000 to 2006. Prior to co-founding Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Guyer was a Professor and served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Guyer received a B.S. from Yale College and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Guyer completed his ophthalmology residency at Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital and a retinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School. We believe that Dr. Guyer’s extensive experience in developing and commercializing ophthalmologic therapies and his service as an executive officer and director of other biotechnology companies qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

Dr. Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch, Ph.D, J.D. is Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Ms. served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch has served as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., or Teva, since April 2013. Prior to joining Teva, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch held several senior positions within Dyax Corp., or Dyax, from April 2001 through March 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Dyax, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch was Director of Intellectual Property and Patent Counsel for Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. from November 1999 until March 2001. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University. We believe that Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch’s extensive experience in biopharmaceutical business development and operations qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Anne VanLent

Ms. Anne M. VanLent serves as Director of the Company. She served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2016. Ms. VanLent is President of AMV Advisors, providing corporate strategy and financial consulting services to emerging growth life sciences companies. Ms. VanLent had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrier Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company that developed and marketed prescription dermatology products, from May 2002 through April 2008. From July 1997 to October 2001, she was the Executive Vice President—Portfolio Management for Sarnoff Corporation, a multidisciplinary research and development firm. From 1985 to 1993, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Liposome Company, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Ms. VanLent currently serves as lead director, chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.; a director, chair of the Audit Committee, and chair of the Nominating and Governance

Edward Hurwitz

Mr. Edward Hurwitz is Independent Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Hurwitz has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012. Mr. Hurwitz is a managing director of MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm, and from January 2015 through 2016 he was a managing director of Precision Bioventures, LLC, a consulting and investment advisory firm. He was a director at Alta Partners from 2002 through December 2014, and served as a consultant to Alta Partners during 2013 and 2014. Mr. Hurwitz currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of ViewPoint Therapeutics, a privately-held, biotechnology company, and as a member of the board of directors of MacroGenics, Inc. Prior to joining Alta, Mr. Hurwitz served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Affymetrix from 1997 to 2002. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Hurwitz was a biotechnology research analyst for Robertson Stephens & Company, and from 1992 to 1994, was a biotechnology research analyst for Smith Barney Shearson. From 1990 to 1992, he practiced commercial law at Cooley Godward LLP. Mr. Hurwitz earned a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law and Haas School of Business, respectively. He also holds a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University. We believe that Mr. Hurwitz’s education and professional background in science, business management and law, his work as a lawyer, research analyst and senior executive in the biotechnology industry and his experience as a director of other public and private biotechnology companies qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

James Rosen

Mr. James (Jimmy) Rosen is Independent Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Rosen has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2010; he is currently President & CEO of Artizan Biosciences. Artizan Biosciences is engaging in early-stage immunobiology research and development for the treatment of unmet medical needs. From February 2015 through August 2016, Mr. Rosen served as Deputy Director, Venture Investing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen was a partner at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm, from January 2007 to December 2014. Prior to joining Intersouth, he spent 15 years in clinical, research and financial positions in the health care and biotechnology sectors, including serving as an equity research analyst at Brean Murray & Co., from 2000 to 2003, covering biopharmaceuticals, genomics, generics, drug delivery and medical device companies. Mr. Rosen holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and an M.S.P.H. from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. We believe that Mr. Rosen’s education and professional background in science, business management and finance and his operational experience as a scientist and executive in the healthcare and biotechnology industries and as a venture capitalist concentrating on those industries, qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.