Robert Tepper, M.D.
Robert Tepper, M.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2008. Dr. Tepper is a general partner of Third Rock, which he co-founded in March 2007 and focuses on the formation, development and scientific strategy of Third Rock’s portfolio companies, as well as actively identifying and evaluating new investments. Dr. Tepper served as our chief scientific officer from April 2008 to October 2009. Prior to joining Third Rock, Dr. Tepper served as President of Research and Development at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Millennium. Prior to joining Millennium in 1994, he served as principal investigator in the laboratory of tumor biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Tepper is also a founder and former member of the scientific advisory board of Cell Genesys/Abgenix Inc. Dr. Tepper serves as an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and is an advisory board member of several healthcare institutions, including the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. Dr. Tepper serves a board member of Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc., Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. and Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., each a biopharmaceutical company, and was previously a board member of bluebird bio, Inc. from 2010 to 2015 and Cerulean Pharma Inc. from 2006 to 2015. Dr. Tepper is currently a board member of several private life sciences companies. Dr. Tepper also serves on the board of overseers at Tufts University and on the Council of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Tepper holds an A.B. in biochemistry from Princeton University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.