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Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)

Susan M. Molineaux, Ph.D. has served as a director of Geron since September 2012.


Dr. Molineaux has been the Chief Executive Officer at Para Therapeutics, Inc., since April 2023. Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of Calithera Biosciences, Inc., since co-founding the company in June 2010 until March 2023. Dr. Molineaux has served as a member of the board of directors of Repare Therapeutics since April 2023, Cyteir Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage DNA repair and synthetic lethality company, from December 2020 until May 2023, and Theravance Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2015 to April 2022. She has also been a Scientific Advisor to Lightstone Ventures, a private life sciences investment company, since September 2016. Dr. Molineaux co-founded Proteolix, Inc., a privately held oncology-oriented biopharmaceutical company, where she served as Chief Scientific Officer from December 2003 until December 2005 and from February 2009 until November 2009, and as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2006 until February 2009, until the company’s acquisition by Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global oncology-oriented biopharmaceutical company, in November 2009.

Previously, Dr. Molineaux held several senior management positions in the biopharmaceutical industry, including Vice President of Biology at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, Vice President of Biology at Praelux, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Vice President of Drug Development at Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Molineaux holds a B.S. in biology from Smith College, a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.