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Mary Thistle
Special Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Mary Thistle has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2018. Ms. Thistle has served as Special Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, a non-profit biotech organization, since the fall of 2020, and previously served as the organization’s Chief of Staff from January 2018 until she assumed her current role. Prior to that, she held senior leadership positions at Dimension Therapeutics, Inc., a gene therapy company, including Chief Operating Officer from 2016 to 2017 and Chief Business Officer from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining Dimension, she spent six years at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where she held various leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Business Development from 2014 to 2015, Vice President, Business Development from 2012 to 2013 and Senior Director, Business Development from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, she held various positions at ViaCell, Inc. and PerkinElmer Inc. Ms. Thistle currently serves on the board of directors of Entrada Therapeutics, Vigil Neuroscience, Inc., Ziopharm Oncology, Inc., as well as the boards of several private companies. Ms. Thistle holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.