Joel S. Marcus, J.D.

Mr. Joel Marcus has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Marcus founded Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust, and currently serves as Executive Chairman after previously serving as its Chairman since May 2007, Chief Executive Officer since March 1997 and a director since its founding in 1994. Mr. Marcus also co-founded and leads Alexandria Venture Investments which is a strategic venture arm of Alexandria Real Estate Equities. Prior to founding Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Mr. Marcus specialized in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions with special expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. Mr. Marcus received a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.