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Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (DRNA.OQ)

DRNA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Kevin Buchi

63 2019 Independent Chairman of the Board

Douglas Fambrough

49 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Green

64 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer

Bob Brown

53 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Theodore Ashburn

48 2014 Senior Vice President - Product Strategy & Operations

Pankaj Bhargava

48 2014 Chief Medical Officer

Ralf Rosskamp

64 2017 Chief Medical Officer

James Weissman

56 2012 Chief Business Officer

Martin Freed

57 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Hoffman

64 2007 Independent Director

Peter Kolchinsky

41 2013 Independent Director

Marc Kozin

56 2019 Independent Director

Dennis Langer

67 2007 Independent Director

Anna Protopapas

54 2019 Independent Director

Cynthia Smith

49 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Kevin Buchi

Mr. J. Kevin Buchi is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Most recently Mr. Buchi served as Impax Laboratories, LLC’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2016 until March 2017 and as member of the Impax board from November 2016 until the completion of the combination of Impax and Amneal Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: AMRX). Mr. Buchi served as president and chief executive officer of TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals (formerly NASDAQ: TLOG) from August 2013 to December 2016. Before TetraLogic, he served as corporate vice president of Global Branded Products at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) from 2011 to May 2012. Mr. Buchi was chief executive officer of Cephalon, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: CEPH), which was acquired by Teva in October 2011. In addition, Mr. Buchi currently serves as a director of Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: AMRX) and Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: BNTC). Mr. Buchi has previously served on the board of EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: EPRS) from June 2013 to July 2016, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: ALXA) from January 2013 to June 2016, Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) from December 2012 to May 2016, and Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STML) from March 2012 to May 2016.

Douglas Fambrough

Dr. Douglas M. Fambrough Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Fambrough has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2007 and as our president and chief executive officer since May 2010. From 2000 to May 2010, Dr. Fambrough held various positions at Oxford Bioscience Partners, a life science venture capital firm, most recently as a general partner. During his years at Oxford Bioscience Partners, he specialized in financing innovative life science technology companies, including the Company, Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.), Solexa, Inc. (acquired by Illumina, Inc.), and Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), and served as a director of each of these companies. Dr. Fambrough has also served as a Trustee of Boston Biomedical Research Institute, a not-for-profit organization. Before joining Oxford Bioscience Partners, he was a genomic scientist at the Whitehead/MIT Center for Genome Research (now known as the Broad Institute). Dr. Fambrough graduated from Cornell University and obtained his Ph.D. in genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. The nominating and corporate governance committee believes that Dr. Fambrough’s experience serving as our president and chief executive officer and as a member of our board of directors, combined with his experience in the venture capital industry and biotechnology research and development, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our board of directors.

John Green

Mr. John B. Green is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Green initially joined us as interim chief financial officer in January 2016 and became our full time chief financial officer in April 2016. Mr. Green was the chief financial officer of Verastem, Inc. from May 2013 until April 2016. Prior to joining Verastem, Inc., from March 2011 until December 2012, Mr. Green was Vice President, Finance of On-Q-ity Inc. and from May 2002 until June 2010, Mr. Green was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc. (formerly Genzyme Transgenics Corporation). Mr. Green is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross.

Bob Brown

Dr. Bob D. Brown Ph.D. is Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Brown, Ph.D. initially served as our senior vice president of research beginning in May 2008 and has served as our chief scientific officer since January 2012. From March 2003 to March 2008, Dr. Brown held various positions at Genta Incorporated, most recently as its vice president of research and technology. Previously, he was a co-founder and vice president of research and development of Oasis Biosciences Inc., which was acquired by Gen-Probe Incorporated. Dr. Brown is an inventor or co-inventor on 16 issued patents and dozens of patent applications covering oligonucleotide and conventional small molecule therapeutic agents, diagnostic tool and oligonucleotide and small molecule drug delivery technologies. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in chemistry and biology from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Theodore Ashburn

Dr. Theodore (Ted) T. Ashburn, M.D., Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Product Strategy & Operations of Company. Dr. Ashburn brings 15 years of product and corporate development experience to Dicerna. Dr. Ashburn spent the last eight years at Genzyme/Sanofi Oncology where he most recently led all aspects of the marketed product Leukine® (yeast-derived, rhu GM-CSF), including commercial, manufacturing and development across multiple therapeutic areas and divisions. Here he led the negotiation, closing and subsequent implementation of a multimillion dollar biodefense stockpiling and R&D contract with the U.S. Federal Government’s Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and was the Principle Investigator (PI) on an associated $22.3M award for label expansion of Leukine® for use in an untoward nuclear or radiation event (Contract HHSO10020130005I). Dr. Ashburn was also the PI on $2.2M grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Ageing for a Phase II/proof of concept trial involving Leukine® for early Alzheimer’s disease (1UF1AG046143 – 01) and led the development of Leukine® for severe rare diseases. Prior to this, Dr. Ashburn led business development for Genzyme’s Rare Disease and Transplant and Oncology divisions where he closed a multimillion dollar out-licensing deal with ViroPharma. Prior to joining Genzyme, Dr. Ashburn worked at the venture capital firm Oxford BioScience Partners where he spearheaded investments in Alantos Pharmaceuticals, AG (acquired in June, 2007 by Amgen for $300 million in cash) and superDimension, Ltd. (acquired by Covidien in March, 2012 for more than $300 million), and also co-founded and later worked for the Oxford-led start up Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Ashburn started his business career in a business development and strategic planning group at Pfizer. Dr. Ashburn has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked on the structure and properties of ß-amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease and a M.D.

Pankaj Bhargava

Dr. Pankaj Bhargava, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Bhargava was Associate Vice President at Sanofi Oncology from February 2011 to March 2014 prior to joining the Company, where he led the global development of aflibercept (ZALTRAP™) culminating in successful approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency and several other regulatory authorities worldwide. Dr. Bhargava also served as the Gastrointestinal Oncology Therapeutic Leader, Chairman of Protocol Review Committee, and a member of the Development Leadership Team at Sanofi Oncology Division. Prior to joining Sanofi, Dr. Bhargava was Vice President Clinical Research and Interim Chief Medical Officer at AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) from November 2006 to February 2011, where he led its clinical programs across all indications spanning from Phase 1 to Phase 3 development and was responsible for clinical and regulatory strategy, clinical development, operations, pharmaco-vigilance and joint development with alliance partners, among other things. Dr. Bhargava currently serves as an Attending Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and part-time faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bhargava holds an M.B., B.S. degree from the University of Delhi, India, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. Dr. Bhargava is U.S. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Clinical Pharmacology, and did an advanced fellowship in Developmental Therapeutics at the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University.

Ralf Rosskamp

Dr. Ralf H. Rosskamp is Chief Medical Officer of the company. Dr. Rosskamp brings to Dicerna more than 20 years of research and development experience spanning the entire drug development cycle, from pre-clinical through product commercialization. He will be responsible for leading the Company’s clinical development, medical affairs, quality and regulatory functions. Prior to joining Dicerna, Dr. Rosskamp was chief medical officer at Summit Therapeutics. In this role, Dr. Rosskamp was responsible for directing and overseeing all clinical development and medical activities for Summit’s clinical candidates in development for the rare genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy and the infectious disease caused by Clostridium difficile bacteria. Prior to Summit, Dr. Rosskamp held executive-level positions in clinical research and drug development at NPS Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Shire), Ikaria, Kos Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Abbott Laboratories), Aventis Pharmaceuticals (formerly Hoechst Marrion Roussel), and Hoechst AG. Dr. Rosskamp has been responsible for numerous investigational new drug applications, the design and execution of clinical development programs, and new drug applications across multiple therapeutic areas including diabetes, cardiovascular, respiratory and orphan drugs.

James Weissman

Mr. James B. Weissman is the Chief Business Officer at the Company. From January 2006 to January 2012, Mr. Weissman was senior director and then vice president, business development of MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ: MNKD), where he was responsible for leading the company’s activities related to licensing, new products and strategic planning. Prior to MannKind, Mr. Weissman held leadership positions in both business development and marketing at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Tokyo, most recently as senior director of marketing, responsible for the sales, profit and strategic targets for the company’s specialty products, in a variety of therapeutic areas. Mr. Weissman also served as a board member and vice president of the North Jersey Masters Track and Field Club from October 2008 to January 2012 and served as a board member of the Town of Bedford, Massachusetts Trails Committee from July 2012 to December 2015. Mr. Weissman holds a B.S. from Bates College in Maine.

Martin Freed

Dr. Martin Freed, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Freed has served as an independent consultant to several private pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare companies, specializing in clinical and general pharmaceutical development and clinical and regulatory strategy since February 2015. He co-founded and served as chief medical officer of Civitas Therapeutics, Inc., from December 2010 to October 2014 (acquired by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (“Acorda”), and as senior vice president, clinical development of Acorda from October 2014 through January 2015. In addition, Dr. Freed has served as chief medical officer and has provided strategic and operational planning and execution, as well as medical leadership for clinical pharmacology and development strategy and preclinical development for multiple pharmaceutical companies throughout his career. These companies include Avila Therapeutics, Inc., Taligen Therapeutics, Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb), and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Freed spent nearly 14 years at GlaxoSmithKline and its predecessor, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals or SmithKline Beecham, where he served numerous roles including vice president, clinical development and medical affairs in the metabolism therapeutic area. Dr. Freed currently serves as an independent director for Sojournix, Inc., and previously served as an independent director of InteKrin Therapeutics Inc. from 2007 to 2010. He has authored over 100 publications or presentations. Dr. Freed has been Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology. He performed his internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital and nephrology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Freed received his B.S. with distinction in biology from the University of Delaware and M.D. from Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine.

Stephen Hoffman

Dr. Stephen J. Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Hoffman has been a senior advisor to PDL BioPharma, Inc. since February 2014. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at Skyline Ventures, a venture capital firm, from May 2007 until February 2014. From January 2003 to March 2007, Dr. Hoffman was a general partner at TVM Capital, a venture capital firm. From 1994 to 2002, he served as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Allos Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he remained as chairman of the board until it was acquired by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2012. From 1990 to 1994, Dr. Hoffman completed a fellowship in clinical oncology and a residency/fellowship in dermatology, both at the University of Colorado. Dr. Hoffman was the scientific founder of Somatogen Inc., a biotechnology company that was acquired by Baxter International, Inc. in 1998, where he held the position of vice president of science and technology from 1987 until 1990. Dr. Hoffman currently serves on the board of directors of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX), Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC US: ARPO), where he is also chief executive officer, Bicycle Therapeutics Ltd, and Palleon Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, Dr. Hoffman also served on the boards of directors of Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCA), which he resigned from effective April 11, 2017, and Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) in 2008. Dr. Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from Northwestern University and an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The nominating and corporate governance committee believes that Dr. Hoffman’s scientific and business experience, including his diversified background as an executive officer, director and venture capital investor in biopharmaceutical companies.

Peter Kolchinsky

Dr. Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Kolchinsky is a founding partner and portfolio manager at RA Capital, where he has been since September 2004. He is active in both public and private investments across the pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics and life-science tools industries. Dr. Kolchinsky authored the e-book “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup”. Dr. Kolchinsky currently also serves as a member of the boards of directors of Lantos Technologies, Inc., Wave Life Sciences, Adeo Health Science, Inc., Sojournix, Inc., Ivantis, Inc., and Medeor Therapeutics, Inc. In the past, Dr. Kolchinsky served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academies of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. in virology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. The nominating and corporate governance committee believes that Dr. Kolchinsky’s experience as a venture capital investor in and director of a number of healthcare and life science companies provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Marc Kozin

Mr. Marc D. Kozin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kozin is a professional board member. Previously, Mr. Kozin was a career strategy consultant, having served as president of L.E.K. Consulting’s North American practice from 1997 until 2012 and as Senior Advisor from January 2012 to December 2018. Mr. Kozin serves on the boards of UFP Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPT), HealthCare Royalty Partners, The Greenlight Fund, and Flex Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:FLKS). Mr. Kozin previously served on the boards of CrunchTime! Information Systems, Inc. from 2002 to 2013, Dyax Corp. from January 2012 until January 2016, Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. from 2016 to 2018, OvaScience, Inc. from January 2014 until December 2018, and Endocyte, Inc. from July 2012 until their acquisition by Novartis International AG (NYSE: NVS) in December 2018. Mr. Kozin previously served on the board of DukeEngage from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Kozin received his B.A. with distinction, magna cum laude, in Economics from Duke University. He was also awarded an MBA with distinction from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Dennis Langer

Mr. Dennis H. Langer, M.D., J.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Langer previously served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of AdvanDx, Inc., from January 2013 to August 2014. Dr. Langer has been a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine since September 2003. From August 2005 to May 2010, Dr. Langer served as managing partner of Phoenix IP Ventures, LLC. From January 2004 to July 2005, he served as president, North America of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: RDY). From September 1994 until January 2004, Dr. Langer held several positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) and its predecessor, SmithKline Beecham, culminating with senior vice president of research and development. Dr. Langer currently serves on the board of directors of Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTX) and Alzheon, Inc. Dr. Langer previously served on the boards of directors of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), Cytogen Corporation (NASDAQ:CYTO) (acquired by EUSA Pharma, Inc.), Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH), Myrexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYRX), Pharmacopeia, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCOP) (acquired by Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc.) and Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNAI) (acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.). Dr. Langer received a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine and a B.A. in biology from Columbia University. The nominating and corporate governance committee believes that Dr. Langer’s business and management experience, including senior positions at global pharmaceutical companies and innovative research and development experience at companies such as GlaxoSmithKline plc, Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) and G.D. Searle & Company.

Anna Protopapas

Ms. Anna Protopapas is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Protopapas is president and chief executive officer of Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRSN), a clinical-stage antibody drug conjugate company, which she joined in March 2015. Prior to Mersana, Ms. Protopapas was president of Millennium Pharmaceuticals from April 2013 to October 2014, where she led Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd (OTCMKTS: TKPHF)’s oncology business. Ms. Protopapas also served as the executive vice president of Global Business Development for Takeda Pharmaceuticals from October 2010 to October 2014, where she oversaw global acquisitions, partnering, licensing, and venture investing. Ms. Protopapas was a member of Takeda’s executive committee and was elected a corporate officer in 2011. Earlier, Ms. Protopapas was an executive officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and served in various senior leadership positions. Ms. Protopapas served on the board of directors of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2015 to February 2017 when it was sold to Takeda and on the board of Bioverativ Inc. from January 2017 to January 2018 when it was sold to Sanofi S.A. (NASDAQ: SNY). She earned her bachelor’s degree in science and engineering from Princeton University, a master’s degree in chemical engineering practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cynthia Smith

Ms. Cynthia Smith is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smith most recently served as chief commercial officer and a member of the executive team of ZS Pharma (NASDAQ: ZSPH), acquired by AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) in 2015 for approximately $2.7 billion, a position she held from June 2013 to December 2016. Prior to joining ZS Pharma, Ms. Smith served as vice president, market access and commercial development at Affymax, Inc. Ms. Smith was employed at Affymax from October 2008 to March 2013. She held various leadership positions at Merck (NYSE: MRK) from June 2000 to October 2008. She previously served on the board of Nivalis Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NVLS) from October 2016 to July 2017.

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