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William J. Link, Ph.D.

Dr. Link has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2016 and has served as a member of the Compensation Committee from November 2016 to July 2021 and as a member of the Audit Committee since July 2021.  Dr. Link formed Flying L Management, LLC in 2017 and is the Managing Partner. Dr. Link has served as a managing director and co-founder of Versant Ventures Management LLC, a venture capital firm investing in early stage healthcare companies, since 1999., He has served as a member of the board of directors of Lensar, Inc. since November 2017 and Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since January 2017. Prior to co-founding Versant Ventures in November 1999, Dr. Link was a general partner at Brentwood Venture Capital from 1998 to 2020. From March 1986 to December 1997, Dr. Link was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Chiron Vision Corp. He also founded and served as President of American Medical Optics, Inc. (acquired by Allergan, Inc.) from 1978 to 1985. Dr. Link served as a director of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. from September 2002 to February 2009, a director of Inogen, Inc. from July 2003 to February 2014, a director of Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. from August 2003 to May 2020, a director of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. from May 2009 to May 2021, a director of Glaukos, Inc. from June 2001 to December 2021, and a director of Oyster Point Pharma, Inc. from July 2015 to March 2022. Dr. Link also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1973 to 1976. Dr. Link received a B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
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