Steven Paul, M.D.

Venture Partner

Steve Paul joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010 and serves as a venture partner and senior advisor to the firm, participating in the ideation and development of new companies. Steve has had a distinguished career in neuroscience with an extensive track record in CNS drug discovery and development. He has taken active leadership roles in our portfolio companies:

  • CEO and board member of Voyager Therapeutics
  • Co-founder and board member of SAGE Therapeutics

Steve has more than 35 years of neuroscience expertise and an extensive track record in CNS drug discovery and development. He was the founding director of the Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute and a professor of neuroscience, psychiatry and pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Preceding his appointment at Weill Cornell, Steve spent 17 years at Eli Lilly, during which time he held several key leadership roles, including president of the Lilly Research Laboratories and vice president of discovery research and neuroscience research. As president of the Lilly Research Laboratories, he was responsible for the company's overall R&D strategy, expanding its efforts in oncology and biotechnology and resulting in a pipeline of approximately 70 new molecular entities. Prior to Lilly, Steve served as scientific director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He has also served as medical director in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. Steve has authored or co-authored more than 500 papers and book chapters. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He currently serves on the board or as a trustee of several organizations, including SAGE Therapeutics, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, the Sigma Aldrich Company and the Foundation for the NIH. He received his B.A. in biology and psychology from Tulane University and his M.S. and M.D. from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

Steve is an aspiring rock musician (a drummer to be specific) and basketball aficionado.

Administrative Support:

Maribel Laboy
Executive Assistant
mlaboy@thirdrockventures.com
(617) 585-2079

Associated Portfolio Companies

Partners

Mark Levin

Partner

Kevin Starr

Partner

Robert Tepper, M.D.

Partner

Alexis Borisy

Partner

Neil Exter

Partner

Kevin Gillis

Partner/Chief Financial Officer

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

Partner

Craig Greaves

Recruiting Partner

Craig Muir

Partner and Chief Technology Officer

Cary Pfeffer, M.D.

Partner

General Managers & Venture Partners

John Keilty

General Manager, Platform Operations

Charles Homcy, M.D.

Venture Partner

Daniel Lynch

Venture Partner

John Maraganore, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Steven Paul, M.D.

Venture Partner

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

Venture Partner

Gregory L. Verdine, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Principals & Associates

Michelle Doig

Director of Corporate Finance

April Effort Eugene

Associate

Christina Isacson, Ph.D.

Principal

Walter Kowtoniuk, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Jack Milwid, Ph.D.

Associate

Stefan Vitorovic

Senior Associate

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Jeremy Caldwell, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

James Geraghty

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Operations

Megan Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Zoƫ Angell

Executive Assistant

Alison Connors, C.P.A.

Controller

Emily Duff

Finance Manager

Marissa Fiorucci

Administrative Assistant

Megan Graziano

Executive Assistant

Linda Heath

Manager - Operations and Administration

Marcia Hemphill

Office Manager - West Coast and Executive Assistant

Laura Klein

Administrative Assistant

Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Greg McGraw

Senior Accountant

Chris Robinson

Recruiting Director

Christie Sundberg

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

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