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Samuel D. Colella


Samuel D. Colella has served as a member and chairman of our board of directors since July 2000. Mr. Colella is a managing director of Versant Ventures, a healthcare venture capital firm he co-founded in 1999, and has been a general partner of Institutional Venture Partners since 1984. Mr. Colella currently serves on the board of directors of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXN), a specialty pharmaceutical company. Mr. Colella also is currently a member of the board of directors of several private companies. Mr. Colella served on the board of directors of Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX), a molecular diagnostics company, from 2001 to 2014; Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXA), a pharmaceutical company, from 2001 to 2012; Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ), a biopharmaceutical company, from 2003 to 2012; Solta Medical, Inc., a medical aesthetics company, from 1997 to 2007; Symyx Technologies, Inc., a life science company that merged with Accelrys, Inc., from 1997 to 2007; and Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT), a diagnostics company, from 2006 to 2014. Mr. Colella received a B.S. in business and engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Chairman of the Board