Michael Powell, PhD

Dr. Powell has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2016 and as its Chair since July 2017, and also serves as Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In August 2021, Dr. Powell joined Omega Funds as an Executive Partner. Previously, he was a General Partner at Sofinnova Investments, a biopharmaceutical investment firm, from 1997 until June 2021. Dr. Powell was Group Leader of Drug Delivery at Genentech from 1990 until 1997, and Director of Product Development at Cytel from 1987 until 1990. Dr. Powell currently serves on the board of directors of Aerium Therapeutics, a private company. He served on the Washington University board of trustees in St. Louis and was an Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas. Dr. Powell holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Toronto and he completed post-doctoral studies in Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of California as a National Science and Engineering Research Council Scholar.