People in the News: Michael Powell, Ed Mathers, Elaine Jones, Tim Freeborn | GenomeWeb

Mirna Therapeutics has appointed a number of new board members following its recent Series C financing round (see related story, this issue).

Joining the board are Michael Powell, a general partner at Sofinnova Ventures, and Ed Mathers, a partner at New Enterprise Associates.

New additions to the board of directors also include Elaine Jones, executive director for venture capital/worldwide business development at Pfizer.

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