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First Rounders: John Maraganore

First Rounders: John Maraganore

The First Rounders podcast with John Maraganore can be found here. If you’d like more background on John, read this profile in Xconomy from 2014. Here’s John being interviewed at BIO after being elected chairman of the lobby group. And here’s the Nature paper on RNAi in 2001 that helped crack the field open.  Read more

First Rounders: Jeffery Leiden

Dr. Jeffrey Leiden, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals photographed in July 2017 for Forbes.

The First Rounders podcast with Jeff can be found here. A Boston Globe article on Leiden taking the CEO position at Vertex is here and one from Xconomy is here. Read the Forbes piece on Vertex’s success in cystic fibrosis.  A profile on Jeff in STAT can be found here. Click here for a video on Vertex’s learning lab.  Read more

First rounders: Stelios Papadopoulos

First rounders: Stelios Papadopoulos

The First Rounders podcast with Stelios Papadopoulos can be found here. Here is his bio page as chairman of the board for Biogen. He is still the record holder for most goals in a game at Bethany college. A video of Stelios being interviewed by BioBusiness TV is here. And here is the “godfather of biotech” on CNBC discussing biotech stocks.  Read more

First Rounders: Greg Winter

First Rounders: Greg Winter

The First Rounders podcast with Greg Winter can be found here. Here is a profile of him in The Lancet, and an interview about his work and startups can be found here. Interested in more information on Trinity College Cambridge? Here’s a page on its history. And here is the Wikipedia page for the very long list of the Masters of Trinity. There are a few photos of Trinity and the Master’s Lodge below.  Read more

First Rounders: Jan Vilcek

First Rounders: Jan Vilcek

The Jan Vilcek podcast can be found here. Here is a link to the Vilcek Foundation, and Jan’s research page at NYU. Here’s a NY Times article on his huge donation to NYU. His memoir, Love and Science, can be bought several ways, and the Goodreads page is here. The National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library have an exhibit on Jan, and it’s displayed here, with a collection of clips from a video interview.  Read more

First Rounders: Rachel Haurwitz

First Rounders: Rachel Haurwitz

To find our First Rounders podcast with Rachel Haurwitz, go here. The Caribou website is here, if you do not feel like googling. A nice profile from Stat can be found here, and this is the press release on the founding of Intellia. Here is a guest blog post from Scientific American on the patent fight over CRISPR technology, and below is a link to a PDF on the patent finding.  Read more

First Rounders: Stephen Quake

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Our First Rounders podcast with Steve Quake can be found here. This is his lab at Stanford, and this is Fluidigm, a micro-fluidics company he co-founded.  The Nature Biotechnology paper on the sequencing of his genome can be found here, with some news coverage of the event here, and Quake’s own account in the NY Times. For more on his position with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, go here. The Biohub has named its first recipients of funding. And here is Biohub co-head Joe DeRisi  discussing the initiative.  Read more

First Rounders: Jeremy Levin

First Rounders: Jeremy Levin

The First Rounders discussion with Jeremy Levin can be found here. His family background includes a rather horrific chapter in Lithuania: The Guardian has an informative article discussing this event here. The press release announcing Levin’s hiring at Bristol-Myers Squibb can be found here, and an article on BMS’s changes can be found here. A Forbes article on Teva’s hiring of Levin is at this link, and here’s an interview he did at The Jewish Chronicle after he’d taken the job.  Read more