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Tim Harris, DSc, PhD Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Harris is a science and business leader with more than 40 years of experience guiding and leading laboratory work and scientists in a range of molecular research areas. He was most recently the Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Bioverativ, where he led the company’s scientific strategy, advancing pipeline programs and optimizing research and development operations. Dr. Harris was a venture partner at SV Life Sciences, where he helped to identify and analyze investment opportunities for its two newest funds. From 2011 to 2016, he held the roles of Senior Vice President, Precision Medicine and Senior Vice President, Translational Medicine and Biochemistry at Biogen, where he established foundational innovative technologies that advanced R&D efforts. Dr. Harris served in numerous leadership roles with a variety of small and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies and began his scientific career working on animal viruses, such as foot & mouth disease, and was one of the first molecular biologists (1981) at the UK Biotech company Celltech (now UCB Pharma). Dr. Harris currently serves as a visiting Professor at Columbia University and earned his BSc, PhD, DSc from the University of Birmingham England.