Heath Lukatch, PhD – TPG

Dr. Lukatch has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since December 2016. Dr. Lukatch is a Partner and Managing Director at TPG Biotechnology Partners, a life science venture investment firm. From May 2006 until April 2015, Dr. Lukatch was a Partner at Novo Ventures (US) Inc., which provides certain consultancy services to Novo A/S, a Danish limited liability company that manages investments and financial assets. He currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors at Inogen, a publicly traded medical technology company, as a member of the board of directors of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, and as Chairman of Engage Therapeutics, a private company. He also currently serves as a board member at Adynxx, Halo Neuroscience and ViewPoint Therapeutics. Previously he was a member of the board of directors of a number of private companies, including Amira Pharmaceuticals Inc., AnaptysBio, Inc., Cianna Medical, Inc., Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., InSound Medical, Inc., Spinifex, Inc. and Synosia Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to joining Novo Ventures (US) Inc., Dr. Lukatch was a Managing Director responsible for biotechnology venture investments at Piper Jaffray Ventures and SightLine Partners, a private equity firm and spin off of Piper Jaffray Ventures, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray Ventures, Dr. Lukatch worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm. Dr. Lukatch also served as co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of AutoMate Scientific, Inc., a biotechnology instrumentation company and held scientific positions with Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company, Roche Bioscience, a healthcare company, and Cetus Corporation, a biotechnology company. Dr. Lukatch received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University where he was a DOD USAF Fellow, and his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.