Frank Witney, Ph.D.

Chairman of the Board

Frank Witney, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2014 and was elected Chairman in July 2015. Since July 2011, Dr. Witney has served... as president, chief executive officer and a director of Affymetrix, Inc, a company focused on genomics analysis, and previously served as Affymetrix's executive vice president and chief commercial officer from December 2008 to April 2009. Dr. Witney served as president and chief executive officer of Dionex Corporation, a manufacturer of chromatography systems, from April 2009 to May 2011. Previously, Dr. Witney served as president and chief executive officer of Panomics, Inc., a provider of life sciences research reagents, from 2002 to 2008. Since March 2014, Dr. Witney has served as a member of the board of directors of Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood safety. Dr. Witney was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University, and a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois.

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Brian Birk

Managing Partner, Sun Mountain Capital

Brian Birk has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2008. In 2006, Mr. Birk co-founded Sun Mountain Capital, a boutique private equity firm focused... on the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions which currently manages direct investment funds and funds of funds vehicles. Prior to forming Sun Mountain Capital, Mr. Birk was a Vice President and Director of Private Equity at Fort Washington Capital Partners, a professional investment management services company. Mr. Birk was also a senior executive at MetaWeb Technologies, Inc., a technology and web development company acquired by Google Inc. in 2010, the vice president of technology commercialization at Applied Minds, LLC, a technology consulting company, and the president of a division at BiosGroup Inc., a company which commercialized complex science software. In addition, Mr. Birk held a senior manager position at the Boston Consulting Group, Inc., a global management consulting firm, and finance manager positions at General Electric Company and GE Capital Corporation. Mr. Birk is a currently a member of the board of directors of several private companies, including Aspen Avionics, Inc., an aircraft avionics manufacturer, and American Clay Enterprises, LLC, a plaster manufacturing and sales company. Mr. Birk received a B.S. in Economics from Carleton College and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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Ebetuel (Beto) Pallares, Ph.D

Ebetuel Pallares, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2012. Dr. Pallares founded Joseph Advisory Services, LLC, a strategic consulting... firm, in 2006, and has served as its manager since that time. In June 2009, he co-founded Cottonwood Capital Partners, the general partner of Cottonwood Technology Fund, a seed and early-stage venture fund with headquarters in El Paso, Texas, and he has served as its managing partner since that time. Dr. Pallares also serves on several corporate and non-profit boards, as an advisor to the UT Horizon Fund, the venture capital investment fund of the University of Texas system, as an Investor in Residence for New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center and on the limited partnership advisory committee for several venture funds. He received a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University, an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, and a Ph.D. in International Business from UTEP.

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John M. Radak

John M. Radak has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2014. Since August 2014, Mr. Radak has served as chief financial officer of ArborGen... Inc., a developer of biotechnology tree seedling products. From March 2012 to September 2013, he served as chief financial officer of SkinIt Inc., a company specializing in the personalization of consumer electronic devices. From February 2007 to October 2011, Mr. Radak served as the chief financial officer of Quidel Corporation, a medical diagnostics company, after which he continued to serve as special advisor to the chief executive officer of Quidel from November 2011 to July 2012. Before his time with Quidel, Mr. Radak served as chief accounting officer and vice president of finance at Life Technologies Corporation, a life science tools manufacturing company, from 2003 to 2007, as vice president of finance and corporate controller of Sunrise Medical Inc., a durable home medical device company, from 1994 to 2001, and as vice president of finance for Bird Products Corporation, a medical device manufacturer, from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Radak also served as an independent consultant for various companies from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Radak has served on several non-profit boards, including Project Concern International, an organization promoting disease prevention and the improvement of community health worldwide, where he has served from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Radak received a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from California State University, Fullerton and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

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Ron Rocca

President & CEO, Exagen Diagnostics, Inc.

Fortunato Ron Rocca has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of our board of directors since December 2011. From 2005... to October 2011, Mr. Rocca served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, and as General Manager, at Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company which was acquired by Nestlé© SA in 2011, where he was responsible for leading the commercial organization, strategic planning and implementing projects designed to maximize brand sales. Prior to Prometheus, Mr. Rocca was the General Manager of Alpharma Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rocca served in senior sales and marketing management positions for Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a neuroscience-focused biotechnology company. Mr. Rocca received a B.A. in Marketing and Personnel Management from Towson University.

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James L.L. Tullis

Founder & CEO, Tullis Health Investors

Jim Tullis founded Tullis Health Investors ("THI" or "Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc.") in 1986 and has a career of over 40 years in health care investing.Prior to... establishing Tullis Health Investors, Jim was a Senior Vice President of E.F. Hutton & Co. (1983-1986) and a Principal at Morgan Stanley & Co. (1974-1983), where he led health care investment research and, later, healthcare investment banking. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, he received recognition fourteen times on the Institutional Investor All-Star list of Wall Street's top securities analysts and listing as a top home run hitter. He was twice named #1 Drug Analyst and was featured on the Wall Street Week television program. From 1972-1974, Jim was Vice President of Putnam Funds researching health care industry equities. Under Jim's direction, THI has managed several venture capital funds investing into the health care industry. Winning portfolio companies of those funds include Adams Respiratory and Sirion (with innovative concepts in pharmaceuticals); Synageva and BioRexis (biotechnology); Atritech and Vidacare (medical devices); PSS World Medical and Impulse Monitoring (medical services); and Intelliclaim and QuadraMed (health care information technology).Jim is a graduate of Stanford University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently sits on the Boards of the Lord Abbett family of mutual funds, Crane Corporation (NYSE: CR), LivHOME, Inc., SupplyPro, Inc., Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., electroCore, LLC, and SafeOp Surgical, Inc.

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Arthur Weinstein M.D. MACR, FRCP

Arthur Weinstein, M.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2013. Dr. Weinstein has served as a Professor of Medicine at Georgetown... University since 2002, and as the Chief of Rheumatology and Associate Chair of Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center since 2001. He has served as the co-chair of the board of directors for the Lupus Foundation of America's regional chapter for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia since September 2013, and prior to that, served as its vice chair from September 2012 to September 2013, and has served as a member of the board since 2002. He also served as the chair of that board's medical scientific advisory committee from 2005 to September 2012. Dr. Weinstein was a Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2011 and was recognized as a Master by the American College of Rheumatology in 2009. Dr. Weinstein received an M.D. from the University of Toronto, and completed his residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the University of Toronto and University of London (UK).

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