Michael Ross, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, SV Life Sciences
Michael Ross, Ph.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2010, as Chairman since October 2010 and as Co-Chairman since February 2016. Since 2002, Dr. Ross has served as a Managing Partner at SV Life Sciences Advisers, LLC, a venture capital firm that he joined as a venture partner in 2001. Previously, Dr. Ross served as the Chief Executive Officer of CyThera, Carta Proteomics, MetaXen and Arris Pharmaceutical. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ross was employed at Genentech, serving in several roles, including Vice President of Development and later Vice President of Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry. Dr. Ross currently serves on the board of directors of Ophthotech Corporation as well as the boards of directors of several private companies, including Adimab and Sutro Biopharma, and the Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Dr. Ross received an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and completed post doctorate training in molecular biology at Harvard University.