Dr. Gilman is a scientist, general manager, biotech executive, and serial entrepreneur. He is currently Chair and CEO for Arrakis Therapeutics and CEO and Director for Obsidian Therapeutics. He also serves on the Board of Directors of X4 Pharmaceuticals and the SAB of FutuRx, an Israeli biotech accelerator. Previously, Dr. Gilman was Founder and CEO of Padlock Therapeutics, a venture-funded company focused on autoimmune disease, acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2016. Prior to Padlock, Dr. Gilman served as Senior Vice President, Early-Stage Pipeline, at Biogen Idec, with responsibility for managing the company’s development programs through clinical proof-of-concept. He joined Biogen Idec in March 2012 following its acquisition of Stromedix, a venture-backed company focused on fibrosis and organ failure, where he was Founder and CEO. Prior to founding Stromedix in 2006, Dr. Gilman served as EVP, Research at Biogen Idec, with responsibility for the company’s discovery research activities in Cambridge and San Diego. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Gilman was at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, where he was EVP and CSO. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Gilman was on the scientific staff of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, where his research focused on mechanisms of signal transduction and gene regulation. Dr. Gilman was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Robert Weinberg at the Whitehead Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley, and a S.B. in Life Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.