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Clare Ozawa, PhD

Clare R. Ozawa, PhD has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2017. Dr. Ozawa has served as a Managing Director at Versant Venture Management, LLC, a life science venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare companies, since July 2017 and was an investment professional at Versant from 2008 to 2011. Prior to re-joining Versant, Dr. Ozawa was the Chief Business Officer of Inception Sciences from January 2011 to May 2014 and served as Inception’s Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 to July 2017. She also worked in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer at Novartis Pharma from 2006 to 2008 and at McKinsey & Company from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Ozawa currently serves on the board of Oyster Point Pharma, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company and several private companies. Dr. Ozawa received a B.S. in biological sciences in 1995 and a PhD in neurosciences from Stanford University in 2002.