About Us

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Mike Clayman, MD

    Chairman, Anokion
    CEO, Flexion Therapeutics

    Dr. Clayman is a co-founder of Flexion Therapeutics and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director from its inception in 2007 to its acquisition by Pacira Biosciences in 2021. Read More

  • Patricia L. Allen

    Patricia L. Allen brings over 20 years of financial and operations leadership experience at both publicly traded and private biotechnology companies. Read More

  • Laura Brass, PhD, MBA

    Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund

    Dr. Laura Brass is a Managing Director at NVF in Cambridge, MA, USA. Prior to joining NVF, Laura was a Managing Director at MPM Capital, and prior to that, she was a member of the founding management team and SVP of Business Development for TriNetX, a healthcare IT company focusing on big data analytics of live patient data for clinical research. Read More

  • Thomas Dyrberg, MD

    Senior Advisor, Novo Ventures, Novo Holdings

    Thomas joined Novo A/S in 2000. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Allievex Inc. and Anokion SA. Read More

  • Deborah Geraghty, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer and President, Anokion

    Dr. Geraghty joined Anokion in 2018 as Chief Business Officer and was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the company. Dr. Geraghty brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in the life sciences industry across corporate and portfolio strategy, commercial, and finance. Read More

  • Jeffrey Hubbell, PhD

    Co-founder, Chief Scientific Advisor

    Jeff is a professor and founder of the Institute of Bioengineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL), and a professor at the Institute of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. Read More

  • Dhavalkumar Patel, MD, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer, UCB SA

    Dhaval is a physician scientist who serves as an Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at UCB in Brussels, Belgium, and on the Boards of Directors for several biotech companies. Read More

  • Robin Praeger, CPA

    Advisor, Versant Ventures

    Robin Praeger CPA (inactive) is an advisor for Versant Ventures. Robin served as Versant’s CFO from 2000 to 2022. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2005.
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  • Harry Welten

    Former Chief Financial Officer, Cytos AG

    Harry Welten, MBA, spent more than twenty years in international senior executive functions, sixtee of which as chief financial officer in biotechnology companies (privately as well as publicly held). Read More