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.