Ms. Berman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2021 and Board Chair since January 2024. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Loews Corporation and as Vice Chair of the board of trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is the Chairwoman of its Compliance and Risk Committee. From September 2011 until June 2021, Ms. Berman served as a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cantel Medical Corp. In addition, she served as a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Eaton Vance Corporation from February 2006 until March 2021 and as a member of the board of directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of Renalytix plc from July 2021 until September 2022. Prior to these roles, Ms. Berman served in various financial and risk management capacities at Harvard University, including as Senior Advisor to the President of Harvard University, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She received her B.A. with distinction in French language and literature from Cornell University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, and her M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. We believe that Ms. Berman is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her accounting and financial management expertise as a Certified Public Accountant, experience as Chief Financial Officer of a major research university, service as an audit committee member and chair of other public companies, and depth of experience in risk management.
Mr. Carpenter has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009 and Board Chair until December 2023. Mr. Carpenter also currently serves as the Chairman of Hydra Biosciences, Inc., or Hydra Biosciences, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. From 1992 until 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Boston Medical Investors, Inc., a venture capital firm. Mr. Carpenter has founded and served in executive management and board roles at numerous biotechnology companies, including Olaris Inc., Integrated Genetics and GelTex Pharmaceuticals, both of which merged with Genzyme Corporation, and VacTex Corp., which was acquired by Aquila Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Carpenter received his B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Diana F. Hausman, M.D. has served on our Board of Directors since January 2022. Dr. Hausman is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals. From March 2022 until October 2023, she served as the CMO of Link Immunotherapeutics, and from June 2021 to March 2022, as CMO of Lengo Therapeutics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blueprint Medicines Corporation. Prior to Lengo, Dr. Hausman served as CMO for Zymeworks Inc. from June 2016 to May 2021 and as CMO for Oncothyreon Inc from 2009 to 2016. She also held positions of increasing responsibility at ZymoGenetics Inc., Berlex Inc., and Immunex Corporation, working across multiple indications, including oncology, hematology, hepatitis C and autoimmune disease. Dr. Hausman received her internal medicine and specialty training in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She received her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B in biology from Princeton University. We believe Dr. Hausman’s extensive experience in the life sciences industry and her medical background qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.
Laurie B. Keating has served on our Board of Directors since March 2021. Ms. Keating previously served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from March 2019 until September 2021, and also served as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from September 2014 until March 2019. From September 2004 until January 2014, she served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned oncology-focused subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited since 2008, and was the founding Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Hydra Biosciences. Ms. Keating currently chairs the board of directors of a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, PepGen Inc. (Nasdaq:PEPG), where she also chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. From November 2021 until the company was acquired by Merck in January 2023, she served on the board of directors of Imago BioSciences (Nasdaq:IMGO), and from 2005 until March 2022 she served on the board of directors of MassBIO, a non-profit organization. Ms. Keating earned her A.B. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. We believe that Ms. Keating is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to her extensive leadership skills and experience in the biotechnology industry.