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Tamara A. (Seymour) Favorito

Audit Committee Chair

Tamara A. Favorito has served as a director and chair of the audit committee of our Company since August 2021, and as our board chair since May 2023. Ms. Favorito has more than 30 years of life sciences industry experience including 20 years as a chief financial officer. She currently serves as a board member and audit committee chair of Artelo Biosciences, Inc. since March 2021 and Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. since April 2021, both publicly-traded clinical-development stage companies. Ms. Favorito served on the board of directors of Beacon Discovery, Inc. from 2018 until their acquisition in March 2021. Ms. Favorito was interim chief financial officer of Immunic, Inc., a publicly-traded clinical-stage drug development company in 2019. She served as chief financial officer of Signal Genetics, Inc. (now Viridian Therapeutics, Inc.), a publicly-traded molecular diagnostics company, from 2014 to 2017, HemaQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a venture-backed clinical-stage drug development company, from 2010 to 2014 and Favrille, Inc. (now MMR Global, Inc.), a publicly-traded clinical-stage drug development company, from 2001 to 2009. Earlier in her career, she spent eight years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Favorito is a certified public accountant (inactive). She received an MBA, emphasis in Finance, from Georgia State University, and a BBA, emphasis in Accounting, from Valdosta State University. Our Board believes that Ms. Favorito’s deep experience in corporate management, finance and life science as chief financial officer of multiple public companies provides her with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our Company. Her extensive experience includes leading multiple private and public financings and M&A transactions as well as leading the finance, investor relations, human resources, administration and managed care functions.