Dan G. Baker

Non-Executive Independent Director

Dan G. Baker is a non-executive independent member of our Board of Directors since 26 April 2022. Dr. Baker joined Janssen/Centocor in 2000 and as Vice President Immunology R&D his responsibilities included the clinical development of Remicade, Simponi and Stelara, as well as other programs in rheumatology and dermatology. He supervised many Phase I-III trials in multiple disease areas, and oversaw more than 15 regulatory approvals in the US, Europe and Japan. Throughout his time at Janssen, he was responsible for evaluating business development opportunities in the immunology space. In 2015 he took on a new role as Disease Area Stronghold Leader at Janssen where he was responsible for Phase II & III clinical development plans for rheumatology products and the overall portfolio strategy in rheumatology and immunology. This included the early research strategy for immunology discovery, managing the early portfolio development and approving all late-stage efforts. Since his retirement from Janssen in 2019, he has continued to be involved in bringing therapies to patients. He raised capital (>$20MM) to fund and start an immunology company, KiRA Biotech, where he now acts as Chief Executive Officer and as Executive Director. Dr. Baker received his B.A. in Biology from Gettysburg College and his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his Medical Residency at Hershey Medical Center and Fellowship in Rheumatology and Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Research Fellowship in Rheumatology at Mass General Hospital. He continued on as part of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for 18 years before taking on industry roles.

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