Franklin Berger General Information
Mr. Franklin Berger served as Chairman at Proteostasis Therapeutics. He joined Proteostasis Therapeutics Board of Directors in February 2016. He also serves as Board Member at Rain Therapeutics. Mr. Berger is a consultant to biotechnology industry participants, including major pharmaceutical firms, mid-capitalization biotechnology companies, specialist asset managers and venture capital companies, providing business development, strategic advisory, financing, partnering, and royalty acquisition advice. Mr. Berger is also a biotechnology industry analyst with over 25 years of experience in capital markets and financial analysis. Mr. Berger worked at Sectoral Asset Management as a co-founder of the small-cap focused NEMO Fund from January 2007 through May 2008. From May 1998 to March 2003, he served at J.P. Morgan Securities, most recently as Managing Director, Equity Research and Senior Biotechnology Analyst. Previously, Mr. Berger served in similar capacities at Salomon Smith Barney and Josephthal & Co. Mr. Berger also serves on the boards of directors of BELLUS Health, Inc. (OTCPK: BLUSF), ESSA Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIX), Immune Design Corp. (NASDAQ: IMDZ) and Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FPRX), each of which is a public biotechnology company. Mr. Berger formerly served on the boards of Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGEN), Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUPH) and Emisphere Technologies, Inc., BioTime, Inc. and VaxGen, Inc., each of which was public pharmaceutical companies during Mr. Berger's service as a director. Mr. Berger received a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in International Economics both from Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.