H&S Founders’ Dinner: Luhan Yang (eGenesis) & Geof MacKay (AvroBio)
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6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Monday, October 2, 2017
Grafton's - Harvard Square
Limited to a group of 10 founders in the Venture Incubation Program, Founders’ Dinners are intimate and candid discussions with inspiring entrepreneurs.
This is a special edition featuring key members of the founding and management team from eGenesis, a life sciences company focused on development and commercialization of engineered organisms for the benefit of human health. To date, eGenesis has raised $40M, closing their most recent Series A round of $38M in March 2017.
Luhan Yang, PhD (Co-founder and CSO of eGenesis) is leading the scientific strategies and efforts at eGenesis. She previously developed the highly programmable genome-engineering tool, CRISPR/Cas9, for use in mammalian cells, and pioneered the first isogenic human stem cell lines to model human diseases at the tissue level. She was named among the “30 Under 30” in Science and Healthcare by Forbes Magazine (2014), was a laureate of the “Young Entrepreneur Initiative” competition (2014) and “ Young Global Leader” by World Economic Forum.
Geoff MacKay (President/CEO of Abrobio & Managing Director of eGenesis) is an experienced CEO with a track record of leading innovative businesses. Previously, he was CEO of Organogenesis and also spent 11 years at Novartis, where he held senior leadership positions within the Global Transplantation & Immunology franchise. Geoff plays an active role within the life sciences eco-system, serving as chairman of the Board of MassBio, chairman of the Board of the Alliance of Regenerative Medicine, and advisory council to the Health Policy Commission for Massachusetts.