Richard Pasternak, M.D.
President of the Remuneration committee, Chairman
Dr. Pasternak has had a long-standing research interest in lipid disorders and atherosclerosis, as well as patterns of practice and disease management and prevention. Previously, he was Vice President, Head of Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Head of Global Scientific Affairs and Scientific Leadership at Merck & Co from 2004 and 2010. Prior to this, he was Director of Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1992 to 2004, and he was Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Pasternak has authored more than 100 publications and has spoken widely on the development of drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and about how academia and industry can better collaborate in biomedical research. He is currently a faculty member of the Weill Cornell School of Medicine, and serves on the Boards of the Founder’s Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Galien Foundation, and Essentialis Therapeutics.
Laura A. Coruzzi, Ph.D., J.D.
Member of the Remuneration committee, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property
Dr. Laura A. Coruzzi is the Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property at REGENXBIO. Prior to joining REGENXBIO, Dr. Coruzzi was a partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Jones Day, an international law firm. Previously, she was a partner at Pennie & Edmonds, LLP and was one of the first members of the firm's biotechnology group department founded by S. Leslie Misrock, affectionately known as the "father of biotechnology patent law.” Dr. Coruzzi represented biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients for over 30 years, focusing on strategic planning and management of patent portfolios designed to protect emerging new technologies as well as mature biologic and pharmaceutical therapeutics and diagnostics. She counseled clients on portfolio evaluation, due diligence investigations, patent prosecution and interferences, European oppositions, and licensing in a variety of disciplines including genetic engineering, virology, and biologic and small molecule therapeutics. Her practice also encompassed patent litigation and appeals before the USPTO Board of Appeals and the Federal Circuit, where she and her team won reversal of an $18 million jury verdict in 2000 for Cadus Pharmaceutical Corporation in a case involving cell-based assays for drug screening. More recently, she was a member of the team representing Myriad in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (U.S. Supreme Court 2013).
Dr. Coruzzi received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, earned her Ph.D. in Biology at Fordham University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before entering the practice of law.
Member of the Remuneration committee, General Partner, TVM Capital Life Science
Dr. Marc Rivière has been a General Partner at the Montreal-based TVM Capital Life Science team since 2013. Previously he was Vice-President, Axcan Pharma Inc., in charge of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. Marc’s expertise encompasses various clinical areas from pre-clinical development to post-marketing surveillance. He is a director of GLWL Inc. and an observer on the Board of Colucid Inc.