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John Markels, PH.D.

Experienced Pharmaceutical Executive, Board Member, Advisor

John Markels, Ph.D. has served as a member of Sangamo’s Board of Directors since February 2020. Dr. Markels has 35 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with deep background in manufacturing, development and tech transfer, and commercial globally. He most recently served as President, Global Vaccines at Merck, where he led an integrated team dedicated to discovery and development, supply and access, and global marketing and long-term strategy for the vaccines portfolio. Earlier roles at Merck included President, Latin America, as well as a long career in senior leadership positions in major regions worldwide in manufacturing technology, operations and strategy, business development, alliance management, and supply chain. Dr. Markels received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware.