Revelation Biosciences Inc. Announces Appointment of Lakhmir Chawla, M.D. to Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO–()–Revelation Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: REVB) (the “Company” or “Revelation”), a life sciences company that is focused on the development of immunologic based therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease, today announced the appointment of Lakhmir Chawla M.D. to the Company’s Board of Directors (Board).

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Chawla as an independent director to our Board,” said James Rolke, Chief Executive Officer of Revelation. “Dr. Chawla brings decades of expertise and leadership in key areas such as nephrology, critical care medicine, drug development and strategic implementation. I am confident that he will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy of developing safe, effective therapies for patients in need.”

“I am delighted to join the Revelation Board,” said Dr. Chawla. “The Company approaches medicine with a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit, scientific rigor, and deep medical knowledge. With a passion for innovation and improving clinical outcomes for patients, I look forward to partnering with Revelation’s team.”

Dr. Chawla is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Stavro Medical. Previously, Dr. Chawla was the Chief Medical Officer of Silver Creek Pharma where he oversaw the Acute Ischemic Stroke development program and initiation of the ARPEGGIO neuroprotection study. Prior to that, Dr. Chawla was the Chief Medical Officer at La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company where he oversaw the development and conduct of the Phase 3 ATHOS-3 trial. Prior to joining La Jolla, Dr. Chawla was a Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University, where he had dual appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. Dr. Chawla is an internationally renowned expert in the field of acute kidney injury (AKI) and shock. He is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed publications and a recipient of the International Vicenza Award for Critical Care Nephrology; an award that recognizes individuals who have made seminal clinical research advancements that have significantly improved the care of critically ill patients with AKI and have been adopted worldwide. He remains an active investigator in the fields of AKI biomarkers, AKI risk prediction, AKI therapeutics and chronic kidney disease caused by AKI.

Dr. Chawla joins the Revelation Board on the recent retirement from the Board of Curt LaBelle M.D. Dr. LaBelle served on the Board for over two years and the Company thanks him for his years of dedicated service.

About Revelation Biosciences Inc.

Revelation Biosciences, Inc. is a life sciences company focused on the development of immunologic-based therapies for the prevention and treatment of disease. Revelation has multiple product candidates in development that are based on the well-established biology of phosphorylated hexaacyl disaccharide (PHAD) and its effect on the innate immune system. REVTx‑300 is being developed as a potential therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic organ disease including CKD, AKI and myocarditis. REVTx‑100 is being developed as a prevention and treatment of infection.

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