Biotech and innovation in NYC: insights with Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President of Rockefeller University and Former Genentech Executive VP of Research and CSO
5:00-5:30 PM Registration (28th floor)
5:30-5:35 PM Opening remarks from NYC Bio
5:35-5:40 PM Short message from the NYU Stern School of Business
5:40-6:40 PM Insights and conversation with Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne
7:00-9:00 PM Networking and drinks
Hosted By: Proskauer
Drinks By: NYU Stern School of Business and Proskauer
Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne is an individual of unique skill, experience and perception. He's been in and out of some of the world's best academic institutions (UCSF, Stanford) and in and out of one of the most successful biotechs ever (Genentech) at the highest scientific levels. With Dr. Tessier-Lavigne now back in academia (leading the esteemed Rockefeller University), he's in a truly unique, truly exceptional position to speak to biotechnology and innovation in the greater NYC area. He'll talk about his own experiences, share his thoughts about biotech and academia and give us both big-picture and regional biotech insight. Don't miss this event.
Dr. Tessier-Lavigne received undergraduate degrees from McGill University and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He received a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from University College London in 1987 and performed postdoctoral work at University College London and at Columbia University. From 1991 to 2003, he held faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco, and at Stanford University, where he was the Susan B. Ford Professor in the Humanities and Sciences. He was also an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He joined Genentech, a leading biotechnology company, in 2003 and was promoted to executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer in 2009. He joined Rockefeller as president and professor in March 2011.
Dr. Tessier-Lavigne is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, a fellow of The Royal Society, a fellow of The Royal Society of Canada, a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research, the Ameritec Prize for contributions towards a cure for paralysis, the Ipsen Foundation Prize in Neuronal Plasticity, the Viktor Hamburger Award of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, the Wakeman Award for regeneration research, the Robert Dow Neuroscience Award, the Reeve-Irvine Research Medal, the Gill Distinguished Award in Neuroscience and the W. Alden Spencer Award.