Phillip Sharp

Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Phillip Sharp

Phillip Sharp

Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biogen, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

5697

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

1945 - Kentucky

Age

75

Number of Awards

6

Relationships
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Co-Founder at REPLIGEN Corp.

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President at Stanford University

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President Emeritus at California Institute of Technology

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Professor & Chairman-Molecular Genetics Department at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Chief Executive Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Consulting Professor, Department of Chemistry at Stanford University

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Chairman & Co-Founder at Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

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Physician in Chief Emeritus of Medicine at The Massachusetts General Hospital

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Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor in Mammalian Cell Biology & Development at The Rockefeller University

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Executive Officer, Director at Adolor Corp.

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Phillip Sharp
Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Education
PhD in Chemistry
Class of 1969

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Class of 1969

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent. But it's not all work and no play at UIC... Our 16,911 undergrads and 10,669 graduate and professional students make up one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Whether living in residence halls, near campus or commuting, you'll find there's always something interesting going on, from social events, clubs, sororities and fraternities, to two state-of-the-art fitness centers, and more-not to mention everything Chicago has to offer just minutes away. And at UIC, we take our sports seriously. The UIC Flames compete in 18 NCAA Division 1 sports and have won a total of 38 conference championships. There's a wide range of intramural teams and sports clubs for students to join.

BA
Class of 1966

PRIVATE COLLEGE

Graduate

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.

Memberships
Fellow
1983 - 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 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

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
Institute Professor & Professor of Biology
Current

The School of Science provides each of its undergraduates with an understanding of the basic elements of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Some of our most famous faculty members, even a few with Nobel Prizes, are also some of the best teachers of our first-year subjects. In addition to being prepared to enter research, industry, or academia, our students—graduate and undergraduate—often pursue medical, law, or business degrees and are uniquely prepared to make creative contributions to the world.

Co-Founder
2002 - Current

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of RNAi therapeutics. It is the translation of RNAi as a new class of innovative medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics for the treatment of genetically defined diseases. The company was founded by John Kennedy Clarke, Paul R. Schimmel and Phillip A. Sharp on June 14, 2002 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior

Biogen Idec New Ventures' strategy is to select investments in companies developing innovative human therapeutic products or technologies that will drive product discovery and development more efficiently. Their specific areas of interest are companies in Biogen Idec's current therapeutic areas of neurology, oncology and immunology/inflammation, but they also seek opportunities outside these areas that fit their strategies for longer-term growth. The firm invests at all stages of development; most of their investments are in early-stage companies. They also look for investment opportunities where they can leverage their parent's resources and scientific and development expertise to support these investments.

Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee
Current

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation under the leadership of the Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA). SU2C is founded on the belief that there is a strong understanding of the basic science of cancer, and with the technologies available, now is the time to take that understanding to the next level by translating this knowledge to the clinic, to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention. It was founded in May 2008.

Member, Board of Scientific Governors
Prior - 2015

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition. The institute — which is located on campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida — has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development. Particularly significant is the institute's study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena TSRI is among a handful of the world's leading centers. The institute’s educational programs are also top-rate. The Kellogg School of Science and Technology is currently ranked among the best in the nation in its fields of biology and chemistry. Rather than isolating faculty members, students, and laboratories into separate and distinct disciplines, as is generally prescribed in universities, a cooperative, collaborative spirit is encouraged and embraced. While the level of scientific investigation is intense, the atmosphere is collegial, relaxed, and informal. Technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrative support staff all are considered part of the team and are given the latitude and responsibility to accomplish their tasks so as to serve the best interests of science. The pursuit of scientific excellence is paramount and all efforts are directed toward that end. The bulk of the institute's funding is derived from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. In today's environment of increasing competition for shrinking federal dollars, however, collaborative industrial partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies provide additional funding in several areas key to the organization's research objectives. The Scripps Research Institute's adherence to the highest scientific standards, emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, participation in the perpetuation of knowledge through education, and continual pursuit of research excellence provide an unparalleled scientific environment.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. Though founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Jr., then-President and CEO of General Motors, the Foundation is an independent entity and has no formal relationship with the General Motors Corporation. The Foundation is unique in its focus on science, technology, and economic institutions. It believes the scholars and practitioners who work in these fields are chief drivers of the nation’s health and prosperity. In each grant program, the Foundation seeks proposals for original projects led by outstanding individuals or teams. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is interested in projects that it expects will result in a strong benefit to society, and for which funding from the private sector, the government, or other foundations is not widely available.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $30K
2018

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Inc. provides research services. It operates educational institutions. The firm offers research in cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, and bioinformatics. It also offers laboratory workshops to science teachers, students, and other groups across the nation. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

$15K - $25K
2015

Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc. performs symphony orchestra concerts. The organization performs concerts in Japan, China, South America, and Europe. The firm offers educational and training programs for professional musicians. The company was founded in 1881 by Henry Lee Higginson and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$1,000 +
2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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PPD Dermatology LLC develops novel pharmaceutical products and proprietary medical therapies for the dermatology market. The company provides therapies for skin diseases. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the discovery, development and commercialization of RNAi therapeutics. It is the translation of RNAi as a new class of innovative medicines with a core focus on RNAi therapeutics for the treatment of genetically defined diseases. The company was founded by John Kennedy Clarke, Paul R. Schimmel and Phillip A. Sharp on June 14, 2002 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Awards & Honors
1993
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Double Helix Medal
National Medal of Science
Events
Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2008 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 convened in Davos at a time of great anxiety in the world. The turmoil in the financial markets and the continuing conflict in the Middle East were naturally of immediate concern. Mounting awareness of the epochal challenge of climate change and the looming threat of global terrorism, two issues that were addressed in the opening plenary session, heightened our shared sense of urgency. The Annual Meeting theme - The Power of Collaborative Innovation - was a fitting focus for two reasons. First, it highlighted that a multistakeholder approach is critical for any authentic and viable solutions to global problems. And second, it served to underline the need for new and imaginative ways to mitigate global risks and the importance of achieving tangible results or value.

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