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Biotech Industry Veteran Joseph Bolen Joins Moderna Therapeutics to be President of Research and Development
Date:7/31/2013

covery research, preclinical and clinical development, and clinical operations. His team will drive the discovery and development of compounds to support Moderna's existing and future research partnerships, as well as its internal efforts in rare diseases and oncology.

"The global scientific community is just beginning to understand the significant promise of Moderna's mRNA technology to advance science and improve human health. I am tremendously excited about expanding our knowledge of this new scientific field and pioneering the clinical application of this modality, which holds such great potential to treat a vast array of human diseases," Dr. Bolen said. "As someone who has dedicated his career to the discovery and development of innovative new medicines for people with cancer, I believe the therapeutic potential of Moderna's novel technology in oncology is particularly compelling. I am excited to work with the dedicated scientists and physicians at Moderna to build a respected R&D organization that is both scalable and flexible, with a clear focus on bringing better medicines to people with life-threatening illnesses."  

Prior to joining Millennium in 1999, Dr. Bolen held senior R&D positions at Hoechst Marion Roussel, Schering-Plough, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He served as a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and spent 10 years at NIH where he made significant contributions to the discovery of a class of proteins known as tyrosine kinase oncogenes as key regulators of the immune system. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and presented hundreds of lectures and seminars at leading universities and national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Bolen graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. degree in Microbiology & Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Immunology and conducted his postdoctoral training in Molecu
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