Meenu Chhabra Karson
Ms. Chhabra Karson has served as a director since January 2023. She is a recognized biopharmaceutical executive with a successful track record of strategic leadership, transaction execution, and accelerating value-generating milestones. Since July 2021, she has served as President & CEO of a private discovery-stage neurobiology company. She previously served as President and CEO of Proteostasis Therapeutics from 2014-2020 where she led the company through a successful IPO and subsequent financings to advance the cystic fibrosis pipeline from discovery to successful completion of Phase 2 studies. She also led the strategic merger with Yumanity Therapeutics. From 2007 to 2014, Ms. Chhabra Karson was President and CEO at Allozyne, Inc. Prior to her time at Allozyne, she served as the Chief Business Officer at BioXell SpA, a spin-off from Roche Pharmaceuticals where she led corporate development and financing activities. Ms. Chhabra Karson has also held roles of increasing responsibility at Novartis, Warner-Lambert Company, LLC, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Currently, she serves on the board of Apexigen Inc and Vallon Pharma, both public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies, and Fore Biotherapeutics Inc., a private precision oncology company, and is a member of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Ms. Chhabra Karson obtained her M.B.A. from York University and her B.Sc. from the University of Toronto. The Board believes that Ms. Chhabra Karson’s more than 20 years of operational leadership in biopharmaceutical companies and financial expertise qualify her to serve as a member of our Board.