George M. Whitesides

Co-Founder at Innoviva, Inc.

George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides

Co-Founder at Innoviva, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Spring Holding Co.
Lyra Therapeutics, Inc.
Innoviva, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

4190

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

08/03/1939 - Louisville, KY, United States

Age

80

Number of Awards

2

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Soft Robotics, Inc.

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Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Arsenal Medical, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Arivale, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Theravance Biopharma, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

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President-Emeritus at Princeton University

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Partner at Atlas Venture, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Mindstrong Health

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Capricorn Holdings, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture of advanced air and space vehicles, and provision of spaceflight services for private individuals and researchers. It designs spaceships which can fly anyone to space safely without the need for expertise or exhaustive time consuming training. The company was founded on May 5, 2017 and is headquartered in Las Cruces, NM.

Education
Ph.D. in Chemistry
Class of 1964

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Attendee
Class of 1957

Andover is a high school that stands ready to meet, match, and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. It has a roster of 300 courses, more than 150 electives, and opportunities for pursuing independent study and study abroad projects. Because of its size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place.

BA

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) formed the Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) in 1980 as a permanent committee to bring the resources of the Academy to bear on critical problems of international security and arms control. CISAC, in the Policy and Global Affairs Division, draws from the nation’s finest scientific, technical, engineering and medical talent to advise the government, contribute to the work of non-governmental organizations, and inform the public about scientific and technical issues related to international security and arms control. CISAC’s work benefits from a rotating membership of distinguished scientists, policy and military experts. The Committee carries out its mandate through a variety of activities that receive financial support from public and private sponsors.

Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of "promoting useful knowledge." In the 21st century the Society sustains this mission with various programs described further within.

Career History
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Current

Lyra Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage therapeutics company. It develops novel integrated drug and delivery solutions for the localized treatment of patients with ear, nose and throat, or ENT, diseases. The firms proprietary XTreo deliver medicines. The company was founded by Carmichael S. Roberts, George M. Whitesides, and Robert S. Langer and is headquartered in Watertown, MA.

Co-Founder
1996 - Current

Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates and strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. Theravance is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule medicines across a number of therapeutic areas including respiratory disease, bacterial infections, and central nervous system (CNS)/pain. The Company's key programs include: RELVAR™ or BREO™ ELLIPTA™(FF/VI), ANORO™ ELLIPTA™ (UMEC/VI) and MABA (Bifunctional Muscarinic Antagonist-Beta2 Agonist), each partnered with GlaxoSmithKline plc, and our oral Peripheral Mu Opioid Receptor Antagonist program. By leveraging its proprietary insight of multivalency to drug discovery, Theravance is pursuing a best-in-class strategy designed to discover superior medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need. Our objective is to discover, develop and commercialize new medicines with superior efficacy, convenience, tolerability and/or safety.

Co-Founder
Current

Soft Robotics, Inc. designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight with a single device. It also offers an ecosystem of robots, control systems, data and machine learning to enable the workplace of the future. The company was founded by Carmichael S. Roberts, Jr., Mitchell R. Zakin and George M. Whitesides in 2013 and is headquartered in Bedford, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Sun Catalytix Corp. provides safe, reliable energy storage and renewable fuels technology. It focuses on technology developed at MIT that will allow production of fuel and stored energy from water. The company was founded by Arthur J. Esswein, Steve Reece and Daniel G. Nocera in 2008 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. provides customized solutions for sticky problems in materials. Its techniques can be applied to metals, plastics, optics, textiles, and ceramics. The company was founded by Philseok Kim and Joanna Aizenberg in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Director
Prior - 2006

Predicant Biosciences, Inc. is a life sciences company, which used to develop minimally invasive technology for identifying and assaying protein biomarker patterns that reflect and differentiate biological states. It was founded in 2002 and was located in San Francisco, CA

Member of the Advisory Board
1984 - 1999

The National Research Council provides science, technology and health policy consulting and advice. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member of Advisory Committee
Prior

The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency. With our military tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times, the Department of Defense has grown and evolved with our nation. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe. The Department’s physical plant is huge by any standard, consisting of more than several hundred thousand individual buildings and structures located at more than 5,000 different locations or sites. When all sites are added together, the Department of Defense utilizes over 30 million acres of land.

Member of Advisory Committee
Prior

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2006

The New York Academy of Sciences is a membership organization with over 25,000 members in 140 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations. Our Board of Governors and President's Council include 27 Nobel laureates and other prominent leaders of academia and industry, based in New York and around the world.

$112
2006

TO ADVANCE AND DIFFUSE THE KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS.

$1 - $25K
2005

Andover is a high school that stands ready to meet, match, and expand the minds and passions of some of the brightest students in the nation and the world. It has a roster of 300 courses, more than 150 electives, and opportunities for pursuing independent study and study abroad projects. Because of its size, Andover offers enormous depth and breadth of activity and opportunity while still feeling like a personal place.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$1,500
2004

Former Senator from Massachusetts

Investments
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NextGen Jane, Inc. operates as a diagnostic startup that focuses on developing tests based on a patented tampon collection technology. It offers Smart Tampon platform that serves as a sentinel system in women's reproductive health. The company was founded by Ridhi Tariyal and Stephen Gire in 2014 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

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Validere Technologies, Inc. engages in the manufacture, development, and provision of portable testing equipment, sampling solutions, and software. Its product includes the Validere 360 and Alpha. The company was founded by Ian Burgess and Nouman Ahmad in 2015 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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Soft Robotics, Inc. designs and builds soft robotic automation systems that can grasp and manipulate items of varying size, shape and weight with a single device. It also offers an ecosystem of robots, control systems, data and machine learning to enable the workplace of the future. The company was founded by Carmichael S. Roberts, Jr., Mitchell R. Zakin and George M. Whitesides in 2013 and is headquartered in Bedford, MA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #30
2009
Fast Company Magazine - 100 Most Creative People in Business
1998
National Medal of Science
Events
Speaker
2010 TED Conference

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