Steve J. Benkovic

Co-Founder at Boragen, Inc.

Steve J. Benkovic

Steve J. Benkovic

Co-Founder at Boragen, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Boragen, Inc.
Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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2869

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1938 - Orange, NJ, United States

Age

83

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Director-Beckman Center for Molecular & Genetic Medicine at Stanford University - School of Medicine

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Managing Partner at Rho Capital Partners, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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President at Stanford University

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Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry at Stanford University - School of Humanities and Sciences

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Managing Director at ARCH Venture Partners LP

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Executive Vice President for Strategy at ModeX Therapeutics

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Co-Founder at Odyssey Thera, Inc.

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Steve J. Benkovic
Co-Founder at Boragen, Inc.
Education
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Class of 1965

The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 general campuses of the University of California system. The main campus is located on a 1,022-acre (414 ha) site near Goleta, California, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Santa Barbara and 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system. UCSB traces its origins back to the Anna Blake School which was founded in 1891 and offered training in home economics and industrial arts. The Anna Blake School was taken over by the state in 1909 and became the Santa Barbara State Normal School. Intense lobbying by an interest group in the City of Santa Barbara, led by Thomas Storke and Pearl Chase, persuaded the State Legislature, Governor Earl Warren, and the Regents of the University of California to move the State College over to the more research-oriented University of California system in 1944. The State College system sued to stop the takeover, but the Governor did not support the suit. A state initiative was passed, however, to stop subsequent conversions of State Colleges to University of California campuses. From 1944 to 1958 the school was known as Santa Barbara College of the University of California, before taking on its current name. When the vacated Marine Corps training station in Goleta was purchased for the rapidly-growing college, Santa Barbara City College moved into the vacated State College buildings.

PhD in Organic Chemistry
Class of 1963

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

AB in English Literature
Class of 1960

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh is comprised of 2,358 acres, making it one of the largest private universities in the country. The Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Murray H. Goodman Campus are contiguous. In 2012, the university received a Stabler Foundation gift of 755 acres in nearby Upper Saucon Township. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences.

Memberships
Member
1985 - 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

American Philosophical Society is a nonprofit company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The firm operates scholarly organization that promotes knowledge in the sciences and humanities.The company says this about itself: 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 in three principal ways. It honors and engages distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected membership and opportunities for interdisciplinary, intellectual fellowship, particularly in the semi-annual Meetings in Philadelphia. It supports research and discovery through grants and fellowships, lectures, publications, prizes, exhibitions, and public education. It serves scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value. The American Philosophical Society's current activities reflect the founder's spirit of inquiry, provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas, and convey the conviction of its members that intellectual dialogue and critical thought are inherently in the public interest. The Society will celebrate its 275th anniversary in 2018 with Greenhouse as its President.

Fellow
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

Career History
Eberly Chair in Chemistry
1965 - Current

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

Co-Founder
2000 - 2009

Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops medical solutions. The firm operates as a biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel small-molecule therapeutics derived from its boron chemistry platform. The company was founded by Lucy Shapiro, Stephen J. Benkovic, and David P. Perry in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Scientific Partner
2001 - Prior

Rho Ventures invests in companies located in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of communications, healthcare and information technology. They provide financing for early and expansion stage capital requirements

Boards & Committees
Director
2015 - Current

Boragen, Inc. engages in the design and developemnt of novel solutions targeting needs in crop protection, animal health and human health. It specializes in chemistry, research, and biotechnology. The company was founded by Stephen J. Benkovic, Gerald R. Fink, Lucy Shapiro, Paul R. Schimmel and C. Tony Liu in 2015 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Odyssey Thera, Inc. operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company was founded by John Westwick and Stephen W. Michnick in 2000 and is headquartered in San Ramon, CA.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board
Current

Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops novel therapeutics to treat disorders of stress, mood, and behavior. Its first clinical compounds selectively block the effects of arginine vasopressin, a peptide neurohormone involved in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases and a broad range of stress-related affective disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Intermittent Explosive Disorder, and major depression. The company was founded by Craig F. Ferris and Neal Gordon Simon in 1999 and is headquartered in Bethlehem.

Member, Scientific Review Board
Prior - 2016

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the U.S. HHMI has an endowment of $16.1 billion of which the Institute spent $800 million for research and distributed $119 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2012

Investments
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Boragen, Inc. engages in the design and developemnt of novel solutions targeting needs in crop protection, animal health and human health. It specializes in chemistry, research, and biotechnology. The company was founded by Stephen J. Benkovic, Gerald R. Fink, Lucy Shapiro, Paul R. Schimmel and C. Tony Liu in 2015 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops medical solutions. The firm operates as a biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel small-molecule therapeutics derived from its boron chemistry platform. The company was founded by Lucy Shapiro, Stephen J. Benkovic, and David P. Perry in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Awards & Honors
2010
National Medal of Science
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