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Stelios Papadopoulos
Chairman of the Board, Director

Stelios Papadopoulos, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since our conversion to a corporation in January 2009, and prior to that was a director of Regulus Therapeutics LLC since July 2008. Since 1994, Dr. Papadopoulos has served as a director and, since 1998, as Chairman of the Board for Exelixis, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company, which he co-founded. From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Papadopoulos served as Vice Chairman with Cowen and Co., LLC, an investment banking firm. From 1987 to 2000, Dr. Papadopoulos served in several positions with PaineWebber, Incorporated, most recently as Chairman of PaineWebber Development Corp., a PaineWebber subsidiary focusing on biotechnology. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. Papadopoulos served as a member of the board of directors of Anadys prior to its acquisition by Roche. Since 2003, Dr. Papadopoulos has served as a member of the board of directors of BG Medicine, Inc., a publicly-held life sciences company. Since July 2008, Dr. Papadopoulos has served as a member of the board of directors of Biogen Idec Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Papadopoulos holds an M.S. in Physics, a Ph.D. in Biophysics and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Papadopoulos is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his knowledge and expertise regarding the biotechnology and healthcare industries, his broad leadership experience on various boards and his experience with financial matters