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Board & R&D Committee

Daphne Zohar

Daphne Zohar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Daphne Zohar is the founder and chief executive officer of PureTech and a member of the board of directors. She has also served as the founding chief executive officer of a number of PureTech’s Founded Entities. A successful entrepreneur, Ms. Zohar created PureTech, assembling a leading team to help implement...MORE

Christopher Viehbacher

Christopher Viehbacher

Chair of the Board of Directors

Chris Viehbacher has served as a member of PureTech’s board of directors since 2015 and as chair since September 2019. He is the managing partner of Gurnet Point Capital, a Boston based investment fund associated with the Bertarelli family and has a $2 billion capital allocation. He is the former...MORE

Dennis Ausiello, MD

Dennis Ausiello, MD

R&D Committee Member

Dennis Ausiello, MD, is a member of the PureTech R&D Committee. He is the Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine and was previously director, emeritus of the MD/PhD Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ausiello is chairman of medicine, emeritus and director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous...MORE

Bharatt Chowrira, PhD, JD

Bharatt Chowrira, PhD, JD

President and Chief of Business and Strategy, Member of the Board of Directors

Bharatt Chowrira, PhD, JD, has been the president and chief of business and strategy at PureTech since March 2017 and is a member of the board of directors. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Chowrira was the president of Synlogic, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing synthetic microbiome-based therapeutics, from...MORE
H. Robert Horvitz, PhD

H. Robert Horvitz, PhD

Board Observer, R&D Committee Chair

H. Robert Horvitz, PhD, is a board observer and chair of the R&D Committee at PureTech. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and is the David H Koch Professor of Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, neurobiologist (Neurology) at...MORE

Raju Kucherlapati, PhD

Raju Kucherlapati, PhD

Independent Non-Executive Director, R&D Committee Member

Raju Kucherlapati, PhD, has served as a member of the board of directors at PureTech since 2014. He is the Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is an independent non-executive director at PureTech and sits on PureTech’s R&D Committee. Dr. Kucherlapati currently...MORE

John LaMattina, PhD

John LaMattina, PhD

Independent Non-Executive Director

John LaMattina, PhD, is an independent non-executive director at PureTech and has served as a member of the board of directors since 2009. Dr. LaMattina was previously president of Pfizer Global Research and Development and held positions of increasing responsibility during his 30-year career at Pfizer, including vice president of...MORE

Robert Langer, ScD

Robert Langer, ScD

Co-Founder & Non-Executive Director, R&D Committee Member

Robert S. Langer, ScD, is a co-founder, member of PureTech’s R&D Committee and has served as a member of the board of directors since the Company’s founding. He has served as the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT since 2005. He is one of 12 institute professors, which is...MORE

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an independent non-executive director at PureTech. She is a pioneering biotech entrepreneur, a healthcare visionary, a global influencer and a passionate philanthropist. She is a pioneer of India’s biotech industry and founder of Biocon.

Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw holds key positions in various industry, educational, government...MORE
Marjorie Scardino

Marjorie Scardino

Senior Independent Director

Dame Marjorie Scardino is the senior independent director of PureTech’s Board of Directors and has served as a member of the board since 2015. She served as chief executive of The Economist for 12 years and then from 1997 through 2012 was the chief executive of Pearson plc, the world’s...MORE

Ben Shapiro, MD

Ben Shapiro, MD

Co-Founder, R&D Committee Member

Ben Shapiro, MD, is a co-founder and member of PureTech’s R&D Committee. As former executive Vice President at Merck Research Laboratories of Merck & Co., Dr. Shapiro initially led Worldwide Basic Research and was responsible for all the basic and preclinical research activities at Merck. He later led Worldwide Licensing...MORE

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