Maria Fardis, Ph.D.

Maria Fardis, Ph.D. has served on our Board of Directors since June 2022. She has been a venture partner at Frazier Life Sciences since 2021. She previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: IOVA), a biopharmaceutical company, and as a member of its board of directors from June 2016 through June 2021. Dr. Fardis previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Acerta Pharma B.V., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2015 to 2016. From 2011 to 2014, she was at Pharmacyclics, Inc. and served as Chief of Oncology Operations and Alliances. Prior to joining Pharmacyclics, from 2001 to 2011, Maria held increasingly senior positions in Medicinal Chemistry and the project and portfolio management at Gilead Sciences, Inc. She received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. summa cum laude, in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Maria holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University.

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