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Karin  Eastham

Karin Eastham joined our board in 2008. She served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Trustee for the Burnham Institute for Medical Research from 2004 until 2008. Prior to this, Ms. Eastham was the Senior Vice President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer for Diversa Corporation. She has also served in similar senior level management roles at Combichem, Inc., Cytel Corporation and Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors for multiple life science companies including Illumina, Inc., and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She also serves on the boards of Tercica, Inc. and SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which have entered into definitive merger agreements pursuant to which such companies will be acquired by Ipsen, S.A. and Eli Lilly and Company, respectively, subject to various conditions including stockholder approval. Ms. Eastham earned her MBA in Finance and B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Eastham is also a Certified Director.