Ulrik B. Nielsen, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2015 and is one of our co-founders. Dr. Nielsen led our research and drug discovery in various roles from when he joined us in 2002 to January 2015, including as our Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer from March 2009 until January 2015. Dr. Nielsen has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Tidal Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, since August 2018. Dr. Nielsen previously served in various capacities at Torque Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company, including as President from January 2015 to June 2018, Founder Chairman from November 2017 to June 2018 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2015 to November 2017. Dr. Nielsen also served as Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a former majority owned subsidiary of ours, from July 2010 to March 2014. Dr. Nielsen also currently serves on the board of directors of Alloy Therapeutics LLC. Dr. Nielsen holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen. We believe that Dr. Nielsen is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive knowledge of Merrimack, his leadership and management experience at Merrimack and other biotechnology companies, and his thorough understanding of our business and industry.