Melissa A. Kelly Behrs

Chief Business Officer & Executive Vice President at Geron Corp.

Melissa A. Kelly Behrs

Melissa A. Kelly Behrs

Chief Business Officer & Executive Vice President at Geron Corp.

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Melissa A. Kelly Behrs

Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer

Melissa A. Kelly Behrs has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer since January 2019. Previously, she was our Executive Vice President, Business Development and Portfolio and Alliance Management from February 2014 to January 2019, and our Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Alliance Management, from September 2012 to February 2014. Ms. Behrs joined Geron in November 1998 as Director of Corporate Development. Since then, she has served in various managerial positions, including General Manager, R&D Technologies; Vice President, Corporate Development; Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Development, Oncology; and Senior Vice President, Strategic Portfolio Management. From 1990 to 1998, Ms. Behrs worked at Genetics Institute, Inc. serving initially as Assistant Treasurer and then as Associate Director of Preclinical Operations where she was responsible for all business development, regulatory, and project management activities for the Preclinical Development function. Ms. Behrs received a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Geron Corp.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Geron Corp.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at pH Pharma Co., Ltd.

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Founder at Sosei Group Corp.

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Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at Geron Corp.

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Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President at Geron Corp.

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President & Chief Medical Officer at Rejuvenan Global Health, Inc.

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Former Director, President, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer at Geron Corp.

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Former Director, Cell Technologies at Geron Corp.

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President at Spiegel Consulting LLC

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Chief Business Officer & Executive Vice President at Geron Corp.
Education
B.S.

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

MBA

The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College offers graduate programs in these departments and concentrations: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology.

Career History
Chief Business Officer & Executive Vice President
1998 - Current

Geron Corp. operates as a biotechnology company. It develops a telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies. The company was founded by Michael D. West on November 28, 1990 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Associate Director-Preclinical Operations
1990 - 1998

Genetics Institute LLC develops pharmaceutical products through recombinant DNA and other genetic technologies. It develops drugs to make the blood of hemophiliacs clot, as well as substances that stimulate the production of red and white blood cells and proteins that enhance bone growth. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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2007

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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