Pratik Shah, Ph.D.

Director and Chair of the Board

Pratik Shah, Ph.D., has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2016 and was appointed as our Chair in 2018. Dr. Shah has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Design Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSGN), a biotechnology company, since September 2023 and as Design’s Chairman and a member of its board of directors since 2017. Dr. Shah has served as the President of Marlinspike since 2018, and of Marlinspike Group Inc. from 2015 to October 2020. Dr. Shah served as the Chair of the board of directors of Synthorx, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: THOR), a clinical- stage biotechnology company, from 2018 until its acquisition by Sanofi S.A. in January 2020. Dr. Shah also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the board of directors of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: ASPX), biopharmaceutical company, from 2013 until its acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in 2015. From 2004 to 2014 he was a partner at Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm. Dr. Shah holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Irvine and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an M.B.A. in Finance, both from the University of Chicago.