Fred E. Cohen, MD., D.Phil.


Dr. Cohen has served on our board of directors since June 2013. Dr. Cohen is a Senior Managing Director of Vida Ventures, a venture capital firm. Prior to Vida Ventures, he was at TPG, a private equity firm, from 2001-2016 where he was the founder and co-head of TPG’s biotechnology group. Dr. Cohen was a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1988 until 2014. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Cohen served as the Chief of the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine of UCSF. Dr. Cohen also serves as a director of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX), CareDx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNA), Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX), UroGen (NASDAQ: URGN), and Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT). In addition, Dr. Cohen serves as a director of several privately held companies. Dr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, a D.Phil. in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University and an M.D. from Stanford University.