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Boston Life Sciences Roundtable

May 11, 2023

Please join Sidley for the Boston Life Sciences Roundtable, an afternoon of provocative discussions addressing cutting-edge trends and hot topics.


 Please see below for discussion topics during the Boston Life Sciences Roundtable:

Leading Life Sciences Companies: A Conversation with Boston Area Life Sciences General Counsel

  • Ty Howton, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary, Solid Biosciences Inc.
  • Joan Schmidt, Chief Legal Officer, Pharvaris
  • Asher Rubin, Partner, Co-leader, Technology and Life Sciences Transactions
  • Becky Wood, Partner, Co-leader, Food, Drug and Medical Device and former FDA Chief Counsel

Charting New Courses: Key Healthcare and FDA Developments for Life Sciences Companies

  • Joe Philipose, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Emergent BioSolutions
  • Lynn Zuchowski, Vice President, Chief Counsel, Severe Genetic Diseases, bluebird bio, Inc.
  • Meena Datta, Partner, Co-leader, Healthcare
  • Scott Kaplan, Partner, Food, Drug and Medical Device

Prospecting in Uncertain Times: New Approaches to Funding the Next Blockbuster

  • Susan Graf, Senior Advisor & Entrepreneur In Residence, Locust Walk; Board Chair, Finch Therapeutics; Audit Committee Chair, Kaléo
  • Mike Mano, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Karyopharm Therapeutics
  • Geoff Levin, Partner, Private Equity
  • Alison Lehner, Partner, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Keynote Presentation

  • Leading With Empathy: Understanding Compassion and Emotional Storytelling for Life Sciences Companies

Yotam Dagan
A former Israeli Navy SEALs commander, certified clinical psychologist, and hostage negotiator, Yotam has moved from leading soldiers on the battlefield to building their fighting capacity and caring for their wellbeing. A global resilience expert, Yotam founded Dugri Inc – a startup that builds real-talk-based, safe, vertical communities. His book, A Time to Kill, a Time to Heal – An Israeli Navy SEAL’s Journey, came out in 2021.


1:30 p.m. Arrival and Registration
2:00 p.m. Program
5:30 p.m. Reception

Join us on-site during the reception for a special hands-on service project.


May 11, 2023


MassBio Hub, 700 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139


May 11, 2023


MassBio Hub, 700 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139