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5AM Ventures Announces Expansion of Investment Team: Names Richard Ulevitch Venture Partner; Promotes Kevin Forrest and Andrew McMillan to Principal
Date:2/20/2008

fic insights and business acumen essential to evaluating future investments and managing the success of 5AM's life science company portfolio," said Scott M. Rocklage, PhD, Managing Partner of 5AM Ventures.

For nearly three decades, Dr. Ulevitch's pioneering research has contributed to the identification and understanding of the basic mechanisms of human innate immune response to infection. His discoveries have and are currently being translated into drug development in the areas of acute and chronic inflammation and septic shock. In addition to his scientific achievements, Dr. Ulevitch has been affiliated with scientific advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has also served as a scientific advisor to Lombard Odier Immunology Fund (Geneva) and Aravis Ventures (Zurich), and a consultant to numerous biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Ulevitch has an AB from Washington and Jefferson College and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Forrest joined 5AM Ventures in 2005 from Princeton University where he completed his graduate work on RNA-based regulatory processes in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Gavis. Dr. Forrest currently serves as a board observer to 5AM portfolio companies including Marcadia Biotech, Pulmatrix Inc., Relypsa Inc., SteriCoat Inc., Variation Biotechnologies, Inc. and WaveRx, Inc. Dr. Forrest holds a BS in Biology with honors from Boston College and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. Dr. Forrest is based in 5AM's Waltham, MA office.

Dr. McMillan joined 5AM Ventures in 2005 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he was a Principal Investigator in the Bioengineering Branch and member of the Center for Nanotechnology at the Ames Research Center. Dr. McMillan currently serves as a board observer to 5AM portfolio companies including Achaogen Inc., Ambrx Inc.,
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