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Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 5, 2023


Unicycive Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



  001-40582   81-3638692
(State or other jurisdiction of   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
incorporation or organization)       Identification No.)


4300 El Camino Real, Suite 210

Los Alto, CA 94022

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 351-4495



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class: 

  Trading Symbol(s)    Name of each exchange on which registered: 
Common Stock    UNCY   Nasdaq Capital Market 


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Emerging growth company  


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.


On September 5, 2023, Unicycive Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Sara Kenkare-Mitra as an independent director.


Sara Kenkare-Mitra, PhD is currently President and Head of Research and Development at Alector where she leads all aspects of the company’s R&D efforts in neurodegeneration, including oversight of the research, development, clinical, manufacturing, regulatory, and related functions. Prior to joining Alector, Dr. Kenkare-Mitra held roles of increasing responsibility at Genentech over the course of 23 years serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Development Sciences in Genentech’s research and early development unit.  During her tenure at Genentech, she led a large, integrated global organization of approximately 650 employees, and played a key role in the filing of more than 100 Investigational New Drug (IND)/clinical trial applications around the world, and the approval of 11 medicines for diverse diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. Her team also enabled the successful development and approval of over 15 companion diagnostics.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On September 6, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing that Dr. Kenkare-Mitra was appointed a director of the Company. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.



  Press Release of Unicycive Therapeutics, Inc. dated September 6, 2023
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: September 6, 2023



  By: /s/ Shalabh Gupta
    Shalabh Gupta
    Chief Executive Officer