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Aduro Biotech Inc (ADRO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Isaacs

68 2008 Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Schafer

52 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Blaine Templeman

51 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Dirk Brockstedt

48 2016 Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Jennifer Lew

44 2015 Senior Vice President - Finance

Andrea van Elsas

2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Natalie Sacks

52 2016 Chief Medical Officer

Stephanie O'Brien

58 2011 Lead Independent Director

Gerald Chan

66 2014 Independent Director

William Greenman

50 2010 Independent Director

Ross Haghighat

53 2009 Independent Director

Frank McCormick

66 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Sherwin

68 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Isaacs

Mr. Stephen T. Isaacs is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aduro BioTech, Inc. Prior to Aduro, Mr. Isaacs founded Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company commercializing the Intercept Blood Systems, in 1991. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerus from 1991 to 2004. Prior to Cerus, Mr. Isaacs founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and President of HRIS Associates and HRI Research, both biotechnology companies focusing on research and development. He held a non-teaching faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley from 1978 to 1986. Mr. Isaacs has published over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and is an inventor on over 40 issued patents. Mr. Isaacs holds a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from University of California Berkeley, and had graduate training in organic chemistry in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Chemistry at Berkeley. Because of Mr. Isaacs’ biomedical expertise, extensive knowledge of our company and experience as founder and executive officer of biotechnology companies, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Gregory Schafer

Mr. Gregory W. Schafer is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Aduro, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Jennerex, Inc, a private biotechnology company, from June 2010 until July 2013, where he was responsible for finance, accounting, planning, investor relations and treasury functions. Prior to Jennerex, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company, from April 2006 until January 2009, where he was responsible for finance, accounting, risk management and strategic and operational planning. Before joining Onyx, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of finance for IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals and Cerus Corporation, both biotechnology companies. Prior to Cerus, Mr. Schafer worked as a management consultant for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Schafer also serves on the board of directors for Capricor, Inc., a public biotechnology company. He received his M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Blaine Templeman

Mr. Blaine Templeman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Aduro Biotech, Inc. Prior to joining Aduro, Mr. Templeman was a corporate and intellectual property partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he counseled U.S. and international clients on the protection, development and commercialization of their products, intellectual property portfolios, contract manufacturing, clinical trials, research and outsourcing. His transactional experience includes a variety of collaborations, licensing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, manufacturing and distribution arrangements and co-promotion transactions. Before Arnold & Porter LLP, he was a partner at Heller Ehrman. Mr. Templeman holds a J.D. from New York University and a B.S. from Oral Roberts University.

Dirk Brockstedt

Dr. Dirk G. Brockstedt, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President of Research and Development of Aduro Biotech, Inc. He joined Aduro in April 2009. Prior to joining Aduro, Dr. Brockstedt held various positions in the immunology department of Cerus Corporation since joining that company in 2002 and served as Cerus Corporation’s Director, Immunology from 2006 to 2007. He was the third employee in the original Immunotherapy group at Cerus Corporation. Prior to Cerus Corporation, he was a scientist at Aventis in the Immunotherapy and Anti-Angiogenesis group from 1999 until 2002, developing novel therapies against cancer. Dr. Brockstedt has co-authored 36 scientific papers and is a named inventor on five issued patents and several pending applications. Dr. Brockstedt holds a Diploma/Masters of Science in Microbiology from the University of Kiel; he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kiel and Stanford University, and he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford School of Medicine in the department of Pathology.

Jennifer Lew

Ms. Jennifer Lew, CPA is Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. She joined the company in October 2013. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Lew held various roles at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from August 2006 to October 2013, most recently as Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer, where she oversaw accounting and finance operations. Prior to joining Dynavax, Ms. Lew held positions as Assistant Controller and Director of Finance at QRS Corporation, a publicly-held technology company, from 2000 to 2004. Ms. Lew was a member of the audit practice at Ernst & Young from 1994 to 1999. She earned a B.A. in Economics/Accounting and Government from Claremont McKenna College and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).

Andrea van Elsas

Dr. Andrea van Elsas, Ph.D., has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, with effective from September 1, 2017. Dr. van Elsas, joined Aduro in November 2015 as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aduro Biotech Europe, a subsidiary of Aduro Biotech. Prior to its acquisition by Aduro in 2015, Dr. van Elsas co-founded BioNovion and served as Chief Scientific Officer focusing on the development of innovative therapeutic antibodies in the field of immune oncology. From 1999 to 2011, he held numerous positions at Organon in Oss, The Netherlands, and Cambridge, Massachusetts (acquired by Schering-Plough Corporation in 2007 and later by Merck & Co.), and as the Director of Tumor Immunology he ran the immune oncology portfolio including the program that later became known as pembrolizumab. As a postdoctoral researcher from 1997-1999, Andrea worked at the University of California, Berkeley, studying antibodies blocking CTLA-4 for the treatment of cancer and is a co-inventor on the original patents that formed the basis for the development of Yervoy® (ipilimumab), the first checkpoint inhibitor approved in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of melanoma.

Natalie Sacks

Ms. Natalie R. Sacks is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Prior to joining us, Dr. Sacks served as an advisor on development strategy for multiple firms. Previously, she was Vice President of Clinical Development at Onyx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Amgen) from 2011 to 2014, where she played a key role in the development and approval of Kyprolis®, an FDA-approved therapy for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, and in business development strategy. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Clinical Research for Exelixis from 2009 to 2011. From 2002 to 2009 Dr. Sacks served as Vice President of Clinical Development at Cell Genesys, a biotechnology company focused on the development of cancer vaccines and engineered chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells. Prior to her tenure in biotechnology, she served in a variety of research and analytical roles at academic institutions and companies, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical College of Pennsylvania, and ICI-Stuart Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Sacks holds an active faculty appointment (volunteer) at the University of California, San Francisco, where she has been an assistant clinical

Stephanie O'Brien

Ms. Stephanie Monaghan O'Brien, J.D., is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Ms. O’Brien has been a member of the investment team at Morningside since 1997. She has served as a director for numerous private nonclinical and clinical stage companies developing drugs across a broad spectrum of therapeutic focus, including oncology and immunotherapy, and has extensive experience providing operational and management oversight to venture-backed technology companies. She has also facilitated multiple financings for public and private companies such as Dendreon, BioVex, Stealth Biotherapeutics and Sohu.com. Prior to joining Morningside, Ms. O’Brien spent nine years as a corporate lawyer with Hale and Dorr in the Boston and Washington, D.C. offices, working primarily on public offerings, venture capital finances and start-up companies. She previously worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, working in international portfolio analysis. She received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Gerald Chan

Dr. Gerald L. Chan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Chan co-founded Morningside Venture (VI) Investments Limited, a private investment group with venture, private equity and property investments, in 1986. He has served as a member of the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Stem Cell Research since 2008, the Global Advisory Council of Harvard University since 2012, the Dean’s Board of Advisors of the Harvard School of Public Health since 2011, the advisory boards of the Cold Spring Harbor Conferences Asia since 2008, the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Center since 2004 and the Columbia University Center for Radiological Research since 2010. Dr. Chan also has been a member of the board of directors of Hang Lung Group Limited since 1986. Dr. Chan received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Master’s degree in medical radiological physics and Doctor of Science degree in radiation biology from Harvard University. He did his post-doctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a fellow of the Leukemia Society of America. Because of his extensive experience in life science investments, we believe Dr. Chan will make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

William Greenman

Mr. William M. Greenman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Greenman is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerus Corporation, and has held several executive and management positions with Cerus since joining the company in 1995. Prior to Cerus, he worked in various marketing and business development positions in Baxter’s Biotech Division from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Greenman holds undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Economics from Stanford University. Because of his extensive experience holding executive positions and knowledge of the biomedical industry, we believe Mr. Greenman is able to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Ross Haghighat

Mr. Ross Haghighat is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Haghighat is the founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Triton Systems, Inc. Mr. Haghighat has served on the board of Triton Systems, Inc., a product venturing company, where he has also served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Mr. Haghighat has served on the board of directors of Triton Systems, S12 Technologies and FRX Polymers since 2009. Mr. Haghighat holds a Bachelor’s of Science and a Masters in Material Science, Organometallic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology field, we believe Mr. Haghighat will provide valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Frank McCormick

Dr. Frank McCormick, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. McCormick has held the positions of Director of the University of California, San Francisco, or UCSF, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary research and clinical care organization, since 1997, the position of Associate Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine since 1997 and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society, a society for science, since 1996. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, Dr. McCormick pursued cancer-related work with several biotechnology firms, including Cetus Corporation as Director of Molecular Biology from 1981 to 1990 and Vice President of Research from 1990 to 1991, and Chiron Corporation as Vice President of Research from 1991 to 1992. In 1992, Dr. McCormick founded Onyx Pharmaceuticals and served as its Chief Scientific Officer until 1996. Dr. McCormick received his B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and held postdoctoral fellowships in the U.S. at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and in London at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Because of Dr. McCormick’s extensive experience in the biomedical industry, we believe Dr. McCormick is able to make valuable contributions to our board of directors.

Stephen Sherwin

Dr. Stephen Sherwin, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry, patient care and teaching medical oncology. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer attending physician in hematology-oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. He currently serves as a director at Biogen, Neurocrine Biosciences, Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Verastem and Vical and is an advisor to oncology-focused life science companies. Previously, Dr. Sherwin was chairman and chief executive officer of Cell Genesys, an immuno-oncology company, from 1990 until the company's merger in 2009 with BioSante Pharmaceuticals, (now ANI Pharmaceuticals). He was also a co-founder and chairman of Abgenix, an antibody company, which was acquired by Amgen in 2006, and co-founder and chairman of Ceregene, a gene therapy company acquired by Sangamo Biosciences in 2013. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sherwin was vice president of clinical research at Genentech. Dr. Sherwin also served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization from 2001 to 2014 and as chairman of the organization from 2009 to 2011 and was a member of the President's Council of Advisors in Science and Technology Working Group on Drug Development from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Sherwin holds a B.A. in biology from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an medi from Harvard medical School. He is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.