Mr. Young brings over 20 years of finance, capital markets, and financial operations experience in the life sciences sector. He is currently the CFO of Axial Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing a new class of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders by harnessing the link between the human gut microbiome and the CNS. Prior to Axial, Mr. Young served as CFO, Treasurer and Secretary at Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played an instrumental role in Juniper’s acquisition by Catalent. Prior to Juniper, Mr. Young served as CFO and Treasurer of OvaScience, Transmedics, and Lantheus Medical Imaging. He also previously worked at Critical Therapeutics, PerkinElmer, Inc., and PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP where he held various positions of responsibility in finance and accounting. Mr. Young holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Georgetown University.