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Clarissa Desjardins

Director
Dr. Desjardins has served as a member of our Board since January 2020. Since founding Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: CMTA) in 2011, Dr. Desjardins has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Clementia was acquired by Ipsen S.A. in April 2019 for $1.3 billion. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Desjardins served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Centre of Excellence in Personalized Medicine (CEPMED). From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Desjardins served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and a director at Caprion Pharmaceuticals Inc., which she co-founded. Prior to Caprion, Dr. Desjardins co-founded Advanced Bioconcept Inc. in 1992. She served there until 1998, most recently as Vice President, Business Development. Dr. Desjardins currently serves on the Board of Directors of BELLUS Health Inc. (Nasdaq/TSX: BLU) and Insmed (Nasdaq: INSM). Dr. Desjardins received a B.Sc. in Anatomical Sciences and History and Philosophy of Science and a Ph.D. in Neurology and Neurosurgery, each from McGill University. Dr. Desjardins was a Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Douglas Hospital Research Centre at McGill University.