Amir Nashat, ScD has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2012. Dr. Nashat is a managing partner at Polaris Partners, a venture capital firm, where he has worked since 2002. Dr. Nashat was also the founding Chief Executive Officer of Living Proof, Inc. and Sun Catalytix Corporation. Dr. Nashat currently represents Polaris as a director of Agbiome, Inc., aTyr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., CAMP4 Therapeutics, Inc., Dewpoint Therapeutics, Inc., Metacrine, Inc., Olivo Laboratories, LLC, Morphic Holding, Inc., Selecta Biosciences, Inc., Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Taris Holdings LLC. Outside of Polaris, he serves on the BIO Emerging Companies Section Governing Board, the nonprofit Institute for Protein Innovation Board, the Living Proof Advisory Board, the Partners Healthcare Innovation Fund Board, the ALIOTHtalent Board, the Investment Advisory Committee for The Engine at MIT, and helped launch the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund as its active president. Dr. Nashat received a MS and BS in materials science and mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a ScD as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Biology under Dr. Robert Langer.