Saira Ramasastry

Saira Ramasastry has served as a director since February 2013.  Prior to 2013, Ms. Ramasastry was an advisor to the Company. Since 2009 she has served as Managing Partner of Life Sciences Advisory, LLC, a company she founded to provide strategic advice, business development solutions and innovative financing strategies for life science companies.  From 1999 to 2009, Ms. Ramasastry was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm.  From 1997 to 1998, she was a financial analyst in the M&A group at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment banking firm. Ms. Ramasastry serves on the Board of Directors of Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. and Repros Therapeutics Inc., both publicly-held biopharmaceutical companies, the Industry Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Board of Directors of the American Liver Foundation. She received a B.A. in Economics with Honors and Distinction and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa, as well as an M. Phil. in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Independent Director