Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Bob Kamen joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010 to focus on the formation and development of biologics companies that develop life-changing therapies for patients. Bob brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Bob was involved in the launch of:

  • Jounce Therapeutics
  • Neon Therapeutics

Prior to Third Rock, Bob served as president of Abbott Bioresearch Center, where he oversaw the discovery and production of Humira®, the first fully human antibody product to achieve marketing approval and now the world’s top selling pharmaceutical. He was also a member of the Abbott Pharmaceuticals Executive Management Committee. Bob had been the president of BASF Bioresearch Corporation for ten years, until Abbott Laboratories acquired it in 2001. After retiring from Abbott, he was chairman and co-founder of BioAssets Development Corp., a biotherapeutics company focused on spinal diseases, which was acquired by Cephalon. Earlier in his career, he led discovery at the pioneering biotech company Genetics Institute Inc. He currently serves as a director of Harbour Biomed, Lycera, and Epimab Biotherapeutics and advises other biopharmaceutical companies. Bob holds a B.S. in biophysics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University. During his academic scientific career he worked with DNA tumor viruses at Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London.

Bob spends his spare time pretending to be an athlete on his racing bike or walking with his best friend Chunk.

Administrative Support

Laura Vitale
Executive Assistant
lvitale@thirdrockventures.com

Associated Portfolio Companies

Partners

Alexis Borisy

Partner

Abbie Celniker, Ph.D.

Partner

Neil Exter

Partner

Kevin Gillis

Partner/Chief Financial Officer

Charles Homcy, M.D.

Partner

Sarah Larson

Partner/Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Levin

Partner

Craig Muir

Partner/Chief Technology Officer

Cary Pfeffer, M.D.

Partner

Kevin Starr

Partner

Robert Tepper, M.D.

Partner

Venture Partners

Jeffrey Finer, M.D., Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Frank T. Gentile, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D.

Venture Partner

Ton Schumacher, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Stephen Sherwin, M.D.

Venture Partner

Jeffrey Tong, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Barbara Weber, M.D.

Venture Partner

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Jason Coloma, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Peter DiLaura

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Rachel Meyers, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Glenn Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Richard Ransohoff, M.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Markus Warmuth, M.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Domain Experts

Karina Chmielewski

Senior Director, Platform Operations

Dina Ciarimboli

General Counsel

Cynthia Clayton

Head of Communications & Investor Relations

Aremin Hacobian

Head, Organization Health and Development

John Keilty

Strategic Advisor, Platform Operations

Corey O’Keeffe

Manager, Communications & Investor Relations

Raynie Smith

Director, Human Resources

Principals and Associates

Walter Kowtoniuk, Ph.D.

Principal

Rahul Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow

Claire Mazumdar, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Senior Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate

Kelly Moynihan, Ph.D.

Associate

Luke R. G. Pike, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Vyas Ramanan, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Timur Yusufzai, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Recruiting

Andrea DiMella

Recruiting Director

Wendy Durkin

Senior Director, Recruiting and University Relations

Tracy Nicholson

Recruiting Director

Chris Robinson

Vice President, Recruiting

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Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Tracilyn Garcia-Lum

Executive Assistant

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Rhea Kappa

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Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Megan Lamb

Executive Assistant

Ian Miller

Administrative Assistant

Angelo Severino

Executive Assistant

Laura Vitale

Executive Assistant

Tracy Williams

Executive Assistant

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