Board of Directors

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Darren Cline

Board Member

Mr. Cline is a seasoned pharmaceutical industry executive with over 30 years of strategic and operational experience in building commercial organizations.

Mr. Cline most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Epygenix Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company developing therapies for rare epilepsies. Prior to Epygenix, Mr. Cline served as the U.S. Chief Commercial Officer of GW Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Jazz Pharmaceuticals), where he was responsible for commercial and medical affairs activities associated with Epidiolex®. Prior to joining GW Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Cline held the role of Executive Vice President, Commercial at Seagen where he managed operations with the commercial launch of Adcetris®. Prior to joining Seagen, Mr. Cline held key commercial leadership roles at Intermune, Alexion and Amgen.

In addition to Pliant, Mr. Cline also serves on the board of directors of Pyxis Oncology and Impel Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Cline received his B.S. in Business Marketing from San Diego State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Our Team

Pliant is led by a team of world-renowned fibrosis researchers and highly experienced drug developers focused on translating science into novel therapies for patients in need.