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Brinda Balakrishnan, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Member of the Compensation Committee

Dr. Brinda Balakrishnan currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., where she leads initiatives on corporate strategy, mergers/acquisitions/licensing, and alliance management. Dr. Balakrishnan’s prior experience includes co-founding a rare disease, ophthalmic biotech company focused on Stargardt Disease. She has also served biopharma clients as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and led various deals in business development at Genzyme.

Dr. Balakrishnan earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and conducted her medical training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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