Jodie P. Morrison
October 2, 2019
Jodie Morrison has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2017. Since February 2019, Ms. Morrison has served as chief executive officer of Cadent Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. From April 2018 to December 2018, Ms. Morrison served as interim chief executive officer of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From May 2017 to July 2018, Ms. Morrison provided independent consulting services to venture capital, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including serving as acting chief operating officer of Syntimmune, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, from January 2018 to July 2018, and also serving as president and chief executive officer of eGenesis, Inc., a private life sciences company, from September 2017 to November 2017. Previously, Ms. Morrison served as the president and chief executive officer of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc, now Novus Therapeutics, Inc., or Novus, a biopharmaceutical company, from March 2013 until May 2017. From December 2006 until March 2013, Ms. Morrison held other senior positions with Tokai, including chief operating officer, head of clinical affairs and program operations and vice president of clinical affairs and program operations. Prior to joining Novus, Ms. Morrison served as director of clinical operations and medical affairs at Dyax Corporation, or Dyax. Prior to joining Dyax, Ms. Morrison held clinical management positions at both Curis, Inc. and at Diacrin, Inc. In addition to serving on the board of directors of Cadent, Ms. Morrison serves as a member of the board of directors of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Morrison previously served on the board of directors of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., prior to its merger with Akebia, and on the board of directors of Novus Therapeutics. Ms. Morrison received a B.A. in neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College, her clinical research certification from the Boston University School of Medicine and her business training through the Greater Boston Executive Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management.