Cogent Biosciences Appoints Todd E. Shegog to Board


Todd E. Shegog

Cogent Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: COGT), a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases, today announced the appointment of Todd E. Shegog to its Board of Directors. Todd currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Forma Therapeutics and has more than 25 years of financial, operations, corporate strategy, and compliance expertise in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

"We are pleased to welcome Todd to Cogent Biosciences' Board of Directors," said Andrew Robbins, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cogent Biosciences. "Todd brings a depth of finance experience and expertise to the Board and will be a great addition to our team as we advance our lead program, CGT9486, into new clinical trials for patients with systemic mastocytosis and GIST in 2021."

Prior to Forma Therapeutics, Todd most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Synlogic, where he directed the company's financial strategy and management as well as facilities and information systems. Before Synlogic, Todd served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Forum Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for finance, operations, and information systems during their pursuit of innovative therapies for schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now Takeda Oncology, where he was responsible for management of the company's financial resources, corporate planning, financial reporting, and compliance.

"I am thrilled to join the Cogent Biosciences Board of Directors as the company advances further into the clinic with CGT9486 in 2021 and beyond," said Mr. Shegog. "I look forward to partnering with the Cogent Biosciences' leadership team to provide guidance on the future development of the company and help advance the mission of finding meaningful therapeutic solutions for patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases."

Todd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

About Cogent Biosciences, Inc.

Cogent Biosciences is a biotechnology company focused on developing precision therapies for genetically defined diseases. The most advanced clinical program, CGT9486, is a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor that is designed to potently inhibit the KIT D816V mutation as well as other mutations in KIT exon 17. KIT D816V is responsible for driving systemic mastocytosis, a serious disease caused by unchecked proliferation of mast cells. Exon 17 mutations are also found in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a type of cancer with strong dependence on oncogenic KIT signaling. Cogent Biosciences is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. Visit our website for more information at Follow Cogent Biosciences on social media: Twitter and LinkedIn.

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