Mr. York has served as our Senior Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Strategy since December 2021. He joins Metacrine from PhaseBio, where he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Alliance Management. At PhaseBio, Mr. York led a number of licensing and development deals and was the architect for bentracimab’s commercial strategy. Prior to PhaseBio, he served as Vice President, Global Business Development and Alliance Management at Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., where he led global business development activities to license Orexigen assets and manage alliance partners. Before Orexigen, Michael was President and Chief Executive Officer of Senté Labs, Inc., a privately held company recognized as a leader in medical skincare products based on glycoproteins. Earlier in his career, Mr. York held roles of increasing responsibility at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Santarus, Inc., Amgen, AstraZeneca and Merck & Co., Inc. He received an MBA from the University of Redlands and a B.A. in public administration and economics from San Diego State University.