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Zandy Forbes

President and CEO, MeiraGTx

Dr. Alexandria Forbes is President and CEO of MeiraGTx. Previously, Dr. Forbes served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and Chief Commercial Officer at Kadmon Corporation. Prior to joining Kadmon in 2013, Dr. Forbes spent 13 years as a healthcare investor at Sivik/Argus Partners and Meadowvale Asset Management. Dr. Forbes was a portfolio manager responsible for investments in biotechnology, specialty pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and at Sivik/Argus Partners she managed the Global Life Science Fund, a long-biased fund focused on biotechnology. Before entering the hedge fund industry, Dr. Forbes was a Human Frontiers/Howard Hughes postdoctoral fellow at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, where her research focused on cytoplasmic determinants and cell signaling pathways involved in the migration, establishment and maintenance of germ line stem cells in Drosophila melanogaster. Prior to this, Dr. Forbes was a research fellow at Duke University, and also at the Carnegie Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Forbes received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and her M.A. from Cambridge University.