| Simos Simeonidis, Ph.D.
Simos Simeonidis, Ph.D. has served on our Board of Directors since June 2019. Dr. Simeonidis is a Partner at Sarissa Capital. Prior to joining the investment team at Sarissa Capital in 2017, he was a Managing Director and Senior Biotechnology Analyst at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in New York since 2014. Dr. Simeonidis spent more than a decade covering the biotechnology sector as an analyst at a number of investment banks, including Cowen and Company, First Albany Capital and Morgan Stanley. In addition to his investment management and financial expertise, Dr. Simeonidis combines both biopharmaceutical industry and biomedical research expertise, having worked at Novartis in Business Development and Strategic Planning, and prior to his corporate career, having served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Simeonidis received his BS in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, and his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Sciences from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the laboratory of Professor Tucker Collins at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he worked on the transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Dr. Simeonidis also holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.