Robert Tepper, M.D.

Partner

Bob Tepper is a co-founder of Third Rock Ventures and a distinguished scientist with more than 30 years of experience building and operating leading R&D organizations in the biotech industry. Bob focuses on the formation, development and scientific strategy of our portfolio companies, as well as actively identifying and evaluating new investments. He has also assumed active leadership roles in a number of our portfolio companies:

  • Board member and former interim chief scientific officer of Neon Therapeutics 
  • Board member of Allena
  • Board member and former interim chief scientific officer of Constellation Pharmaceuticals
  • Board member and former interim chief scientific officer of Jounce Therapeutics
  • Board member of Kala Pharmaceuticals
  • Former board member of Alcresta
  • Former board member of Alnara Pharmaceuticals (sold to Eli Lilly)
  • Former board member of bluebird bio

Prior to joining Third Rock, Bob was president of R&D at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and was vital in its expansion from a drug discovery company to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Earlier, Bob co-founded Cell Genesys/Abgenix. Bob holds an A.B. in biochemistry from Princeton University and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Bob currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and is an advisory board member of several leading health care institutions, including the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. Bob is on the Board of Overseers at Tufts University. He also serves on the Council of the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Bob participated in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

Administrative Support

Zoë Angell
Executive Assistant
Zoe@thirdrockventures.com
(617) 585-2030

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

Frank T. Gentile, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Mark A. Goldsmith, M.D., Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Perry Karsen

Venture Partner

Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Philip Reilly, M.D., J.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

Keith Dionne, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Brian Jones, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Leon Murphy, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Laurence Turka, M.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Domain Experts

Karina Chmielewski

Senior Director, Platform Operations

Dina Ciarimboli

General Counsel

Cynthia Clayton

Head of Communications

John Keilty

General Manager, Platform Operations

Principals and Associates

Brian Albrecht, Ph.D.

Principal

Tim Funnell, DPhil.

Principal

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

Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate

Travis Murdoch, M.D.

Principal

Vyas Ramanan, Ph.D.

Associate

Dominique Verhelle, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Principal

Recruiting

Andrea DiMella

Recruiting Director

Tracy Nicholson

Recruiting Director

Chris Robinson

Vice President, Recruiting

Administrative

Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Megan Graziano

Manager of Operations and Administration

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Marcia Hemphill

Office Manager - West Coast and Executive Assistant

Rhea Kappa

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Laura Vitale

Administrative Assistant

Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Ian Miller

Administrative Assistant

Corey O’Keeffe

Event Planner & Communications

Angelo Severino

Executive Assistant

Tracy Williams

Executive Assistant

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