Lead Independent Director
Douglas A. Treco, Ph.D.
Dr. Treco has served on our Board of Directors since June 2020 and as our Lead Independent Director since December 2021. Since April 2023, Dr. Treco has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Inozyme Pharma (Nasdaq: INZY), a biopharmaceutical company, and has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Inozyme since May 2020. He has been a scientific advisor to Lightstone Ventures since November 2020. Previously, Dr. Treco co-founded Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, in 2008, which was acquired by UCB S.A. in April 2020. He served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from its inception in 2008 through July 2020. From April 2021 to April 2022, Dr. Treco served as Chief Executive Officer of Alchemab Therapeutics (London, England) and as a member of its board of directors, and he was an entrepreneur-in-residence with Morgenthaler Ventures between January 2008 and May 2014. In 1988, he co-founded Transkaryotic Therapies Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, which was acquired in 2005 by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc. Dr. Treco was a visiting scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer in genetics at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2007. Dr. Treco received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and performed postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Massachusetts General Hospital. We believe Dr. Treco’s experience as an executive and scientific leader in the life sciences industry, in particular, his unique focus on rare disease, gene targeting, and gene therapy, qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.
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