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David Hovland, PhD

Dr. Hovland has served as Chief Regulatory Officer of Eledon since April 2021. In this role, he is responsible for Eledon’s Regulatory, Quality, and Safety functions. He has over 20 years of R&D experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and has contributed to the global development and registration of multiple small and large molecule pharmaceutical products. Dr. Hovland joined Eledon from Urovant Sciences, where he served as Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality. Before Urovant Sciences, Dr. Hovland held leadership roles within the Global Regulatory Affairs organization at Allergan, most recently serving as the Regulatory Affairs Therapeutic Area Head for Neurology, Urology, and Dermatology, with a previous role as Head of the Global Regulatory Operations function. Before Allergan, Dr. Hovland worked in Amgen’s Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety organization, serving as a global regulatory strategy leader on pharmaceutical development teams. Dr. Hovland earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his B.S. in Bioresource Sciences from the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley.