Catherine J. Mackey, Ph.D.

Dr. Mackey chairs Poseida’s compensation committee and brings more than 30 years of operating experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. She is currently CEO of CYPrus Therapeutics, chairman of the board of directors of Cour Pharmaceutical Development, and a member of the board of directors of GW Pharmaceuticals as well as Rady Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mackey formerly served as senior vice president of worldwide research and development at Pfizer Inc., where she built Pfizer La Jolla into one of Pfizer’s main pharmaceutical research and development sites with over 1,000 employees and a robust drug pipeline. She holds a Ph.D. and a B.S. in microbiology from Cornell University.