Jon Stonehouse, a pharmaceutical executive for more than 20 years, has strong commercialization, financial transaction, business development and management expertise. He joined BioCryst as President and CEO in January 2007. The transformation that has taken place since then has advanced BioCryst to a company with its first product revenue and approvals, pivotal clinical programs and a diverse clinical pipeline, as well as the financial flexibility to build an enduring, successful biopharmaceutical company. Before joining BioCryst, he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Merck KGaA with responsibility for global licensing and business development, corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategic planning and alliance management. Among his accomplishments, he was responsible for leading the effort to develop a strategy for Merck that significantly changed the company, which culminated with the acquisition of Serono, S.A., the largest biotechnology company in Europe.
Dr. George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-author of 515 papers, 143 patent publications & the book "Regenesis". Dr. Church has developed methods used for the first genome sequence (1994) & million-fold cost reductions since (via fluor-NGS & nanopores), plus barcoding, DNA assembly from chips, genome editing, writing & recoding. He also co-initiated BRAIN Initiative (2011) & Genome Projects (GP-Read-1984, GP-Write-2016, PGP-2005: world's open-access personal precision medicine datasets); machine learning for protein engineering, tissue reprogramming, organoids, xeno-transplanation, in situ 3D DNA, RNA, protein imaging.