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Karen Smith, MD, PhD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Quince Therapeutics

Karen Smith, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., LLM., has served as a member of Sangamo’s Board of Directors since June 2018. Dr. Smith has over 20 years of biopharmaceutical industry experience in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. She has overseen more than 50 clinical trials and more than 20 regulatory approvals leading to global product launches of small molecules, biologics and devices. She currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Quince Therapeutics.  Prior to joining Quince, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Emergent Biosolutions, and prior to that, as EVP and CMO for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Prior to joining Jazz in 2015, Dr. Smith served as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs and Global Dermatology Head for Allergan plc. From 2008 to 2011, she held leadership positions in External Medical Relations and Global Development at AstraZeneca, and from 2002 to 2008 she held various senior management and clinical roles with Bristol-Myers Squibb, including Head of U.S. Clinical Operations. Dr. Smith currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Talaris Therapeutics.