Dr. Srinivas Akkaraju has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2022. Dr. Akkaraju is the Founder and Managing General Partner at Samsara BioCapital. Previously, from 2013 to 2016, he served as a General Partner of Sofinnova Ventures. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director of New Leaf Venture Partners. Earlier, he served as a Managing Director and Co-Founder at Panorama Capital, LLC, a private equity firm. Dr. Akkaraju was with J.P. Morgan Partners, which he joined in 2001 and of which he became a Partner in 2005. From October 1998 to April 2001, he was in Business and Corporate Development at Genentech, Inc. (now a wholly owned member of The Roche Group. Dr. Akkaraju received a M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University. He received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science from Rice University.