Mark Leuchtenberger recently served as Executive Chairman for Aleta Biotherapeutics and previously as CEO of Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics and Chairman, President and CEO of IRX Therapeutics. He has over 20 years of experience as a CEO in the biopharmaceutical industry and has led companies through private financings and initial public offerings, taken products from research to IND and through to commercialization, and achieved M&A exits. Leuchtenberger was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Chiasma (NASDAQ: CHMA), Acusphere, Inc., Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.), Targanta Therapeutics Corporation and Therion Biologics Corporation. Prior to Therion, he was a senior officer at Biogen Inc., where he led the late-stage development of the company’s flagship product Avonex and its commercialization in North America and internationally in 65 countries. He is a director and past chairman of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Board of Directors, was a cofounder of Albor Biologics, Inc. and Alvos Therapeutics, Inc., and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Neurosense Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NRSN). He received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and his BA from Wake Forest University.