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Keith R. Leonard

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Keith R. Leonard 

Keith R. Leonard, Jr. has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2016. Mr. Leonard brings nearly 30 years of experience in the biotechnology industry and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UNITY Biotechnology, Inc., having served as its Chief Executive Officer from October 2016 to March 2020.
Previously, Mr. Leonard was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that he co-founded, which focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing drugs for the aesthetic medicine market, from 2005 until its $2.1B acquisition by Allergan plc in October 2015.

Mr. Leonard serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. [Nasdaq: ISRG] and also as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera. He previously served on the Boards of Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2016 to December 2019 and Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2014 to June 2016.

Mr. Leonard earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.