Board of Directors

Our board of directors has combined decades of pharma, biotech and business expertise.
Their combined strategic, financial, scientific and medical experience enhances the value we bring, by guiding us toward our shared vision to deliver safe, effective, and life-improving medicines to people living with immune-inflammatory diseases.
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Michael Rice


Michael Rice joined our board in July 2021. Mr. Rice has deep experience in portfolio management, investment banking, and capital markets. Mr. Rice is a founding partner of LifeSci Advisors LLC, a life sciences investor relations consultancy, since 2010 and of LifeSci Capital LLC, a research-driven investment bank, since 2013. Previously, Mr. Rice was the cohead of Health Care Investment Banking at Canaccord Adams, where he was involved in debt and equity financing. Mr. Rice was also a managing director at Think Equity Partners, where he was responsible for managing Healthcare Capital Markets, which included structuring and executing numerous transactions. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at Bank of America serving large hedge funds and private equity healthcare funds while working closely with Investment Banking. Previously, he was a managing director at JP Morgan/Hambrecht & Quist. Mr. Rice graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics and currently sits on the board of 9 Meters Biopharma Inc. (Nasdaq: NMTR).