Ms. Betancourt has brought over 40 years of development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry to Cidara Therapeutics since 2014, leading the Regulatory Affairs strategy and overseeing the Quality Assurance function. Ms. Betancourt brings a broad regulatory expertise in drug development across multiple therapeutic areas, principally including indications focused on anti-infectives, metabolic, oncology, cardiovascular, and pulmonary, as well as broad range of product types including genetically engineered and naturally derived biological proteins, small molecules, vaccines and drug/device combination products. Prior to joining Cidara, she was the managing member and senior regulatory advisor to the pharmaceutical industry, advising clients in regulatory strategy and implementation of development programs from pre-IND through Phase 3, as well as preparation and submission US and international investigational and marketing applications. Ms. Betancourt began her career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1977 where she served for 15 years at Bayer AG (Cutter Biologicals), focused primarily on international regulatory affairs with responsibility for maintaining registrations for Bayer’s commercial plasma product portfolio. She left Bayer in 1992 to take a position in international regulatory affairs at Genentech, where she was responsible for managing the international regulatory programs for PULMOZYME, HERCEPTIN and RITUXAN. She joined Coulter Pharmaceutical in 1997 and led the regulatory strategy for development and BLA filing for BEXXAR, and went on to serve as Vice President of Regulatory at Titan Pharmaceuticals, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Cerexa Inc., and Sangart. She also served as a senior regulatory advisor to BioMarin Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Betancourt holds an MBA in International Corporate Management from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Davis.