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Biography

Ann Merrifield

Independent Board Member

Ann Merrifield has served as one of our directors since 2014. She currently also serves as the Chair of the board of directors of InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. and as Lead Director of Lyra Therapeutics, Inc., both publicly traded companies, since 2014 and 2019, respectively. Ms. Merrifield also serves as trustee of MassMutual Premier, Select, and MML Series Investment Funds. Previously, Ms. Merrifield served as a director of Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company that was acquired by Catalent, Inc. in 2018. From December 2012 to July 2014, Ms. Merrifield served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PathoGenetix, Inc., a privately held health genomics company, which voluntarily filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July 2014. Prior to joining PathoGenetix, Inc., Ms. Merrifield served an 18-year tenure at Genzyme Corporation (now owned by Sanofi S.A.), a diversified, global biotechnology company. At Genzyme, Ms. Merrifield served in a number of leadership roles, including as President of Genzyme Biosurgery, where she led global business strategy across a portfolio of biologics, therapeutic devices and combination products, and as President of Genzyme Genetics, where she played an instrumental role in developing and shaping this diagnostic business. Prior to joining Genzyme, Ms. Merrifield was a Partner at Bain and Company, a global strategy consulting firm, and an Investment Officer at Aetna Life & Casualty. Ms. Merrifield earned a B.A. in Zoology and a Master of Education from The University of Maine, and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.