Timur Yusufzai, Ph.D.


I’m excited to watch current technologies revolutionize drug discovery.

Timur Yusufzai

Timur focuses on drug discovery and the creation of innovative biotechnology companies. He joined Third Rock from a faculty position at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he headed a lab centered on cancer epigenetics and ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling. His research areas and close ties to industry helped influence his own drug discovery aspirations.

Timur is inspired by the commitment to culture that Third Rock and our portfolio companies have. The time and effort Third Rock puts into hiring the right people to create positive, productive work environments helps keep Timur excited and hopeful about the future of the industry. He is motivated by being surrounded by deeply intelligent but down-to-earth people. Timur’s greatest accomplishments include raising two awesome kids, mentoring early-career scientists, and doing something worthwhile to impact patients.

Year Joined
  • 2018
  • B.S., Biology, Allegheny College
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, George Washington University/National Institutes of Health
Administrative Support
  • East Coast