Nicholas Galakatos, Ph.D.

Co-founder and Managing Director, Clarus Ventures
Nicholas Galakatos, Ph.D., has served as a member of our board of directors and chair of the compensation committee since February 2012. Dr. Galakatos is a co-founder of Clarus Ventures, a health care and life science venture capital firm, where he has served as Managing Director since its inception in 2005. Dr. Galakatos has also served as a General Partner of MPM Asset Management II LLC since 2000 and as a General Partner of BioVentures III GP, LP since 2002. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Galakatos served as Vice President, New Business and a member of the Management Team at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He was a founder of Millennium Predictive Medicine and TransForm Pharmaceuticals, where he was also the Chairman and founding chief executive officer. Dr. Galakatos is a director of NanoString Technologies and Ophthotech Corporation, and formerly was the Lead Director of Affymax and a director of Portola Pharmaceuticals, Critical Therapeutics and Aveo Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Galakatos received a B.A. in chemistry from Reed College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and performed postdoctoral studies in molecular biology at Harvard Medical School.