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                          [LETTERHEAD OF AMBRYX INC.]

May 25, 1999

Lubert Stryer, M.D.
843 Sonoma Terrace
Stanford, CA 94305


Dear Lubert:

Ambryx, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), is pleased to offer you
the position of Chief Scientific Officer. Your Consulting Agreement with the
Company of April 15, 1999, is amended as follows.

Commencing on July 1, 1999, you will serve as Chief Scientific Officer and
will be responsible for such duties as are normally associated with such
position. You will report to the Board of Directors (the "Board") and will be
subject to the direction and policies from time to time established by the
Board. You will also serve as a director of the Corporation. You will work at
our facility located in San Diego and will devote not less than 95 days
annually to your duties as the Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, at
least 48 of such days to be spent at the Companies facilities in San Diego.

During the term of your employment as Chief Scientific Officer, you shall
receive a base salary of $175,000 per year, payable in regular periodic
payments in accordance with Company policy, less payroll deductions and all
other required withholdings. You will maintain your health insurance through
Stanford University, but the Company will reimburse you for the documented
costs of maintaining such insurance during the term of your employment with the
Company. You will also be eligible for bonuses as shall be determined by the
Board, including bonuses for the closing of corporate partner collaborations.
As required by law, this offer is subject to satisfactory proof of your
right to work in the United States.

During your employment you shall be permitted to serve on the board of
directors of commercial and charitable organizations, provide additional
consulting and management services, and to make investments which are not
directly related to the primary business and affairs of the Company, do not
conflict with your obligations to the Company as described herewithin, nor
substantially diminish the amount of time you spend with the Company, for
which you may receive compensation. Prior to joining the board of directors
of any such commercial organization, you will notify the other members of the
Board of the Company to request approval


of such activity, which shall not be unreasonably denied. Your current
consulting relationships with other companies are listed in Schedule A.

Your employment with the Company will be at-will in that you may terminate
your employment with the Company at any time and for any reason whatsoever
and likewise, the Company may terminate your employment at any time and for
any reason whatsoever; provided, however, the Company shall give you sixty
(60) days prior written notice. If your employment is terminated, your
Consulting Agreement with the Company of April 15, 1999 shall stay in effect
unless separately terminated.

Please sign and date this letter, and return it to me as soon as possible if
you wish to accept employment at the Company under the terms described above.

We look forward to your favorable reply and to a productive and enjoyable
work relationship.



By: /s/ Paul Grayson
        Paul Grayson
        President and Chief Executive Officer


    /s/ Lubert Stryer, M.D.
        Lubert Stryer, M.D.

          May 28, 1999