Robert has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2015. Since 2010, he has served as Managing Partner at venBio Partners LLC, a life sciences investment firm, which he co-founded in 2009. Prior to co-founding venBio, Robert worked at OrbiMed Advisors LLC from 2002 to 2008, where he led numerous investments in both private and public companies across three venture capital funds. In addition, he previously served on the boards of Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Seragon and Aragon. Robert received his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and his M.D. from Yale University, performed his residency at Cornell University Medical Center, and practiced surgery in New York and New Jersey.