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aTyr Pharma Inc (LIFE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Clarke

65 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sanjay Shukla

46 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer

Jill Broadfoot

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Grove Matsuoka

58 2016 Senior Vice President, Product Programs and Planning

Ashraf Amanullah

50 2015 Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing

Timothy Coughlin

52 2017 Director

Jane Gross

2019 Director

Jeffrey Hatfield

60 2017 Director

Svetlana Lucas

2019 Director

John Mendlein

59 2017 Director

James Blair

79 2010 Independent Director

Paul Schimmel

78 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Clarke

Mr. John K. Clarke is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company since September 2005. Mr. Clarke is Managing Partner of Cardinal Partners, a venture capital firm focused on healthcare investing. He co-founded Cardinal Partners in 1997 and has served as President of CHP Management, Inc. since that time. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and various privately held biotechnology companies including Abide Therapeutics, Inc., Vividion Therapeutics, Inc. and Ivenix Corporation. He has also served as a director for several biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies including Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Verastem, Inc. and Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline); healthcare information technology companies, including TechRx Technology Services Corporation (acquired by NDCHealth) and Visicu, Inc. (acquired by Phillips Electronics); and a privately held biopharmaceutical company, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Clarke holds an A.B. in economics and biology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Clarke is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience within the field of drug discovery and development and his broad leadership experience on various public and private company boards.

Sanjay Shukla

Dr. Sanjay Shukla, M.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shukla served as our Chief Medical Officer from March 2016 to November 2017. From April 2015 to March 2016, Dr. Shukla worked in an advisory capacity for a number of companies, including as a consultant to aTyr from January 2016 to March 2016. Prior to that, from October 2012 to April 2015, Dr. Shukla served as Vice President and Global Head of Integrated Medical Services for Novartis, a biopharmaceutical company, where he led global medical affairs operations, with oversight for all pharma general medicines therapies, both inline and in development. Dr. Shukla served as Chief Executive Officer of RXMD, a clinical development consultancy that assisted in advancing proof of concept for early stage drug candidates, from April 2009 to September 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Shukla served in a variety of clinical development, data analytics and drug safety roles at Vifor Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company, and Aspreva Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Vifor Pharma). Dr. Shukla received his M.D. from Howard University College of Medicine and his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Maryland.

Jill Broadfoot

Ms. Jill M. Broadfoot is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining aTyr, from January 2017 to July 2018, Ms. Broadfoot served as Chief Financial Officer of Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Emerald Health Bioceuticals Inc. where she was responsible for establishing operations for the U.S.-based pharmaceutical and bioceuticals entities as well as the establishment of operations, corporate governance, finance and accounting and investor relations functions, among others. Prior to Emerald Health, Ms. Broadfoot served as Vice President, U.S. Corporate Controller at GW Pharmaceuticals plc, from May 2016 to January 2017. While at GW Pharmaceuticals, her responsibilities included establishing U.S. commercial operations and implementing U.S. public company financial and accounting standards in connection with the transfer of corporate operations from the U.K. to the U.S. Prior to joining GW Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Broadfoot served as Chief Financial Officer of Vical Inc., from October 2004 to March 2013, where she had oversight of finance, investor relations, manufacturing, information technology, human resources, and business development. Before joining Vical, Ms. Broadfoot held various positions at DJO Global, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Finance. Ms. Broadfoot also served as an audit manager at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Broadfoot holds a B.S. in business administration and accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Grove Matsuoka

Mr. Grove Matsuoka is Senior Vice President, Product Programs and Planning of the Company. Mr. Matsuoka served as Senior Vice President, Commercialization at CoDa Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2007 to 2016, where he led the development of commercialization plans for novel cellular gap junction modulating platform technology through in-depth assessment of the market, competitive environment, regulatory and market access hurdles. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2007, he worked in various positions at Amgen, Inc., most recently as Director, Medical Affairs, Strategic Planning and Operations, where he established and managed the strategic and operational function for the newly formed Medical Affairs organization. Mr. Matsuoka was also Clinical Research Project Team Leader for an Fc Fusion Program while at Amgen. He received his M.B.A. from Boston College and his B.A. in Microbiology and Immunology from University of California, Berkeley.

Ashraf Amanullah

Dr. Ashraf Amanullah, Ph.D., is Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing of the Company. Prior to that, he served as our Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing from November 2015 to February 2018. Prior to joining aTyr Pharma, he served as Senior Director at Gilead Sciences from September 2011 to August 2015, a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for CMC operations for Biologics overseeing drug substance, analytical operations, quality controls, formulations, drug product and device development as well as external manufacturing operations. Prior to Gilead, Dr. Amanullah was Director of Process Development at Genentech from September 2006 to August 2011, a biotechnology company, with responsibility for process development for early stage therapeutics and support of late stage and post approval process development. Dr. Amanullah has also held various positions at Merck & Co. Inc., a global health care company, over a nine-year tenure with responsibility for vaccines process development, clinical manufacturing and commercialization support. He is the author of 55 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Amanullah received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Birmingham (U.K.) and conducted post-doctoral studies with Novo Nordisk and University College London/Merck & Co. Inc.

Timothy Coughlin

Mr. Timothy P. Coughlin, CPA., is Director of the Company. Mr. Coughlin served as Chief Financial Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. from September 2006 to February 2017. Prior to joining Neurocrine in 2002, he was with Catholic Health Initiatives, a nationwide integrated healthcare delivery system, where he served as Vice President, Financial Services. Mr. Coughlin also served as a Senior Manager in the Health Sciences practice of Ernst & Young LLP and its predecessors from 1989 to 1999. Mr. Coughlin currently serves on the board of directors of Retrophin, Inc. and Fate Therapeutics, Inc., two biotechnology companies where he chairs the audit committees and is also a member of the compensation committees. Mr. Coughlin holds a master’s degree from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. Mr. Coughlin is a certified public accountant in both California and Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors believes that Mr. Coughlin is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive background in financial and accounting matters for public companies, his experience in the life science industry and his years of business and leadership experience.

Jane Gross

Dr. Jane A. Gross is Director of the Company. Dr. Jane Gross is an accomplished executive with more than 28 years of experience leading research and development in the design and development of therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Dr. Gross has deep experience in research and development, partnering and alliance management of multiple internal and co-development programs. She currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer, Senior Vice President, Research and Development of Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (Aptevo), a position she has held since September 2016. In this role, Dr. Gross led the discovery of novel protein therapeutics based on the ADAPTIR™ platform in immuno-oncology, leading research efforts in molecular biology and protein engineering, immunology, protein and cell sciences, pharmacology and translational research. Prior to joining Aptevo, Dr. Gross served as Vice President, Applied Research and Non-Clinical Development at Emergent BioSolutions Inc. and Vice President, Immunology Research at ZymoGenetics, Inc., where she led efforts in discovery and development of therapeutics from novel genes. Dr. Gross holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, Berkeley under Jim Allison (2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine) and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Washington in Immunology.

Jeffrey Hatfield

Mr. Jeffrey S. Hatfield is Director of the Company. Mr. Hatfield currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Zafgen, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by metabolic diseases. Previously, Mr. Hatfield served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Vitae Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2016. As CEO, Mr. Hatfield successfully transitioned Vitae from a novel platform technology start-up to a thriving product-focused company with a robust pipeline of multiple first-in-class clinical stage and pre-clinical stage assets generated from the company’s internal discovery engine. Mr. Hatfield took the company public in 2014, and in October 2016, Vitae Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Allergan plc for approximately $639 million in cash. Prior to joining Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Hatfield worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in a variety of executive positions, including: Senior Vice President of BMS’s Immunology and Virology Divisions, where he was responsible for all aspects of the $1 billion business; President and General Manager, Canada; and, Vice President, U.S. Managed Health Care. He previously served as a Board member of Ambit Biosciences before its acquisition by Daiichi-Sankyo in 2015, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), serving on the Executive Company Section. Mr. Hatfield currently serves as a Board member of Miragen Therapeutics and InVivo Therapeutics, both biotherapeutic companies, and as an Adjunct Professor and member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy, where he is a Distinguished Alumni. Mr. Hatfield holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Purdue University.

Svetlana Lucas

Ms. Svetlana Lucas is Director of the Company. Dr. Svetlana Lucas has 18 years of experience in strategy, commercialization, and business development leadership, with a particular expertise in oncology and immunology. She currently serves as a Chief Business Officer at a newly formed biotechnology company. Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at Tizona Therapeutics, Inc. (Tizona), a clinical stage immunotherapy company, where she was responsible for the company’s business development strategy and transactions, including global strategic collaboration with AbbVie Inc. Before joining Tizona, Dr. Lucas was Head of Oncology and Inflammation at Amgen Inc. (Amgen), where she oversaw business development activities, including Amgen’s strategic cancer immunotherapy research collaboration and licensing agreement with Kite Pharma, and collaborated with Amgen Ventures on several investments in oncology and inflammation. Dr. Lucas joined Amgen following the acquisition of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Onyx), where she spearheaded the company’s oncology partnering strategy and due diligence of new opportunities. Prior to Onyx, she held positions of increasing responsibility in strategy, business development and strategic marketing at Amgen, PDL BioPharma/Facet Biotech (acquired by AbbVie), and XOMA Corporation. She began her career as a strategy consultant in the Life Sciences practice of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Dr. Lucas received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from California Institute of Technology, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from Moscow State University.

John Mendlein

Dr. John D. Mendlein, Ph.D., is Director of the Company. Dr. Mendlein served as our Chief Executive Officer from September 2011 to November 2017 and as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from July 2010 to December 2015. Dr. Mendlein is President, Corporate and Product Strategy and a director of Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Mendlein is Vice Chairman of the Board of Fate Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and also holds board positions with Editas Medicine, Inc. and Axcella Health, Inc., which are biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Mendlein also serves on the Biotechnology Industry Organization ("BIO") emerging companies board. Dr. Mendlein previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Adnexus Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2005 to 2008, which was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 2008. Dr. Mendlein also served on the board of directors of Monogram Biosciences, Inc., an HIV and oncology diagnostic company that was acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in 2009. Before that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Affinium Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (acquired by Debiopharm Group) from 2000 to 2005, and as a board member, General Counsel and Chief Knowledge Officer at Aurora Bioscience Corporation (acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals), a biotechnology company, from August 1996 to September 2001. Dr. Mendlein holds a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Miami. Dr. Mendlein is the co-author or co-inventor of over 210 publications and published patents, including a number of patents associated with our company.

James Blair

Dr. James C. Blair, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Blair has been a Partner of Domain Associates, a venture capital firm with a focus on life sciences, since the company’s founding in 1985. Present board memberships include Clovis Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as well as numerous private company boards. Dr. Blair currently serves on the board of directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. He is also on the advisory boards of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Blair holds a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Princeton University and an M.S.E. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors believes that Dr. Blair is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in the life science industry and his years of business and leadership experience.

Paul Schimmel

Dr. Paul R. Schimmel, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company since September 2005. Dr. Schimmel is currently a director of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Tocagen, Inc., both biopharmaceutical companies, as well as a director of several private companies. Dr. Schimmel is a member of The Scripps Research Institute Board of Directors and an Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor at The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. He was formerly the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Schimmel holds a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, The National Academy of Medicine, The National Academy of Inventors, and the American Philosophical Society. The Board of Directors believes Dr. Schimmel is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his role as one of our scientific founders and his discoveries and scientific leadership in the field of tRNA synthetase biology and other areas important to the development of therapeutics.

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