Mr. Bohlin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2013. Since 2012, Mr. Bohlin has focused exclusively on service on boards of directors and consulting. From 2010 until his retirement in 2012, he served as Executive Vice President of Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as a part-time business partner with the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Constellation, Mr. Bohlin served as Chief Operating Officer of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2006 to 2009, where he played key roles in the overall management of Sirtris, its initial public offering and the sale of the company to GlaxoSmithKline. Mr. Bohlin was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 1999 through 2008, where he played a key role in the overall management of Syntonix, positioning it for an eventual sale to Biogen Idec. Prior to Syntonix, Mr. Bohlin was Executive Vice President of Genetics Institute, Inc., where he played a key role in overall management, its initial public offering and its sale to American Home Products/Wyeth, and a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Bohlin has served on the board of directors and audit committee of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. since 2015 and served on the board of directors at Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2010 until July 2020, when Tetraphase was acquired by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company. Mr. Bohlin holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois.
Mikael Dolsten, MD, PhD
Dr. Dolsten has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2015. Dr. Dolsten has served as President of Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Pfizer Inc., one of the largest public pharmaceutical companies in the world, since 2010. Dr. Dolsten served as President of Worldwide Research and Development and Senior Vice President of Pfizer from May 2010 until December 2010 and President of Pfizer BioTherapeutics Research & Development Group and Senior Vice President of Pfizer from 2009 until 2010. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Dolsten served as Senior Vice President of Wyeth, that was acquired by Pfizer in 2009, and President of Wyeth Research from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining Wyeth, Dr. Dolsten was a Private Equity Partner at Orbimed Advisors, LLC and Executive Vice President, Head of Pharma Research at Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Dolsten also previously held research leadership positions at AstraZeneca, Pharmacia and Upjohn. Dr. Dolsten is widely recognized as a leader within the medical research and drug development community.
Barry E. Greene
Mr. Greene has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2013 and as our Lead Independent Director since January 2015. Mr. Greene most recently served as President of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2007 to September 2020, and as its Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2016. Prior to his 17 year tenure at Alnylam, Mr. Greene was General Manager of Oncology at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led the company’s global strategy and execution for its oncology business, including strategic business direction and execution, culminating in the successful U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of VELCADE ® (bortezomib) in 2003. Prior to joining Millennium in 2001, Mr. Greene served as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Mediconsult.com, a healthcare consulting company. Prior to Mediconsult.com, Mr. Greene’s experience included serving as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Services for AstraZeneca (formerly AstraMerck), Vice President, Strategic Integration with responsibility for the AstraZeneca North American post-merger integration; and a partner of Andersen Consulting, a consulting company, where he was responsible for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology marketing and sales practice. Mr. Greene has served as a member of the board of directors of Sage Therapeutics since October 2020 and has served as a member of the board of directors of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., since 2007, where he also serves as a member of its compensation committee. Mr. Greene received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and served as a Senior Scholar at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Michael G. Kauffman , MD, PhD
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kauffman has served as Karyopharm’s Chief Executive Officer since January 2011 and has been one of our directors since 2008. Dr. Kauffman co-founded Karyopharm with Dr. Sharon Shacham in 2008 and served as our President from 2011 to 2013 and as Chief Medical Officer from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining Karyopharm, he was Chief Medical Officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., from 2009 to 2010. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Kauffman was Chief Medical Officer of Proteolix Inc., which was acquired by Onyx. At Proteolix, he led the development of Kyprolis ® (carfilzomib), a novel proteasome inhibitor approved in refractory myeloma by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012. Dr. Kauffman was an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners from 2006 to 2008, where he led investments in biotechnology companies. From 2006 to 2008, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Kauffman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Predix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2002 until its merger into Epix in 2006. In that role, he led the merger of Predix and Epix, oversaw the discovery and development of four new clinical candidates and led collaboration transactions with Amgen and GlaxoSmithKline plc. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Kauffman was Vice President, Clinical at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he led the Velcade ® development program. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Kauffman held a number of senior positions at Millennium Predictive Medicine, Inc., a subsidiary of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where he led the discovery and development of novel molecular diagnostics for major cancers, including melanoma and led transactions with Becton-Dickenson and Bristol Myers Squibb. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Kauffman held a number of senior positions at Biogen Idec, Inc., where he led the clinical development of anti-CD40L antibodies in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and acted as the main medical advisor to the Biogen business development group. Dr. Kauffman has served on the board of directors and audit committee and as Chairman of the compensation committee of Kezar Life Sciences, since December 2016 and has been the lead director and a member of the compensation committee of Verastem Inc., since 2012. Dr. Kauffman previously served on the board of directors, nominating and governance committee and research and development committee of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from April 2017 to March 2020 and on the board of directors and compensation and audit committees of Zalicus Inc., from 2006 to 2014. Dr. Kauffman received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Amherst College and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School, and he trained in internal medicine and rheumatology at Beth Israel Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Mansoor Raza Mirza, MD
Dr. Mirza has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2010. He has also served as a clinical consultant to us since 2010. Dr. Mirza is Chief Oncologist at the Department of Oncology, Rigshopitalet – the Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and Medical Director of the Nordic Society of Gynaecological Oncology, or NSGO. Dr. Mirza is both a medical and radiation oncologist, with a primary focus in non-surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers. His key academic goals are to promote clinical research, international trial collaboration and education, and he has broad experience in clinical protocol development, trial conduct and clinical trial regulations. Dr. Mirza is the author of several phase 1, 2 and 3 studies, several of those leading to U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency registrations. He serves on several Independent Data Safety Monitoring Committees of international studies. He is an invited speaker at several international conferences, such as “Meet the Professor” at American Society of Clinical Oncology and “Presidential Symposium” at European Society for Medical Oncology. He is the senior author of national Danish guidelines for the management of endometrial, cervical, vulvar and non-epithelial ovarian cancers as well as of the NSGO radiotherapy guidelines for cervical and vulvar cancers. He is author of European Guidelines in endometrial and vulvar cancers. His other current appointments include service as ESGO Council Member (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology), Executive Director of GCIG (Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup), Vice-Chairman of the Danish Gynecological Cancer Society, Founding Executive Member of the European Network of Gynecologic Oncology Trials Group, faculty member of the European Society of Medical Oncology and of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society. He also serves on the board of directors of Sera Prognostics, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company. He has multiple publications in high-impact journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. He holds a M.D., Diploma in Surgery and Diploma in Clinical Oncology from the Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute as well as post-graduate education and certification in radiation and medical oncology from the University of Southern Denmark.
Christy J. Oliger
Ms. Oliger has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2020. Ms. Oliger was most recently Senior Vice President of the Oncology Business Unit at Genentech, a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Ms. Oliger spent two decades with Genentech, holding a number of leadership roles including Senior Vice President, IMPACT Business Unit; Vice President, Pharma Portfolio Management; Vice President, Portfolio Planning and Vice President, Hematology Marketing and Sales. Prior to Genentech, Ms. Oliger held management positions at Schering-Plough. Ms.Oliger holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Deepa R. Pakianathan, PhD
Dr. Pakianathan has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2013. Since 2001, Dr. Pakianathan has been a Managing Member at Delphi Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on biotechnology and medical device investments and leads the firm’s biotechnology investment activities. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Pakianathan was a senior biotechnology banker at JPMorgan, a global investment bank, from 1997 to 1998, she was a Research analyst covering biotech at Genesis Merchant Group and from 1993 to 1997 she was a post-doctoral research scientist at Genentech. Dr. Pakianathan has served on the board of directors of Mereo Biopharma Group PLC, since April 2019, where she also serves as a member of its remuneration committee and Calithera Biosciences, Inc., since 2012, where she also serves as the lead independent director and Chair of the compensation committee and the nominating and governance committee. In July 2020, Dr. Pakianathan was also appointed to the board of directors at Theravance Biopharma, Inc. From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2009 to 2013, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of PTC Therapeutics, Inc., and from 2007 to 2012, Dr. Pakianathan served on the board of directors of Relypsa, Inc.. Dr. Pakianathan holds a M.S. and Ph.D. from Wake Forest University, a B.Sc. from the University of Bombay, India, and a M.Sc. from The Cancer Research Institute at the University of Bombay, India.
Mr. Paulson has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2020. Mr. Paulson has been the Executive Vice President of Ipsen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen North America, a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovation and specialty care in areas of oncology, neuroscience and rare diseases, since February 2018. Mr. Paulson serves as a member of Ipsen’s Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Paulson previously worked at Amgen for 10 years holding varying leadership positions across Europe and North America, including Vice President and General Manager of Amgen’s U.S. Oncology Business Unit, and prior to that served as the Vice President of Marketing for Amgen’s U.S. Oncology Business, General Manager of Amgen Germany, and General Manager of Amgen Central & Eastern Europe. Prior to Amgen, Mr. Paulson held a number of global leadership positions at Pfizer Inc., including serving as General Manager of Pfizer South Africa and Pfizer Czech Republic. Mr. Paulson also previously held a variety of sales, marketing, and market access roles with increasing seniority at GlaxoWellcome in Canada. Mr. Paulson has an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto, Canada and an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.