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Michael Hayden

Director
Dr. Hayden has served as a member of our Board since November 1996. Dr. Hayden previously served as our Chief Scientific Officer from January 1997 to September 2012. From September 2012 to December 2017, Dr. Hayden served as President of Global R&D and Chief Scientific Officer of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and was employed by Teva Pharmaceutical in an advisory capacity until August 2018. Since October 2018, Dr. Hayden has served as the CEO of Prilenia Therapeutics. Dr. Hayden currently serves on the board of directors of several publicly-traded biopharmaceutical companies: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since September 2018; 89bio Inc. since October 2018; and AbCellera since October 2019. Dr. Hayden is also currently the Killam Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine. He is also the founder and a Senior Scientist of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Hayden received his MB ChB in Medicine in 1975, Ph.D. in Genetics in 1979 and DCH Diploma in Child Health in 1979 from the University of Cape Town. He received his American Board Certification in both internal medicine and clinical genetics from Harvard Medical School in 1982 and an FRCPC in internal medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1984.