Ansbert Gadicke, M.D. Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder,
Managing Partner, MPM BioImpact

Ansbert is Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of Orna, and Managing Director of MPM BioImpact. He founded MPM Capital in 1992 as a biotech venture capital firm and later its affiliate BioImpact Capital for private/public funds. Ansbert and the MPM BioImpact team have been the inspiration and driving force behind building leading biopharmaceutical companies such as BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Idenix Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Merck & Co.), Mitobridge (acquired by Astellas), Pharmasset (acquired by Gilead Sciences) and, more recently, Cullinan Oncology (NASDAQ: CGEM), ElevateBio, Orna Therapeutics and ReNAgade Therapeutics. MPM BioImpact believes that these companies, in which Ansbert was the lead investor and served on the Boards of Directors, are some of the biggest successes in biotech – companies that ultimately result in helping thousands of patients live longer and vastly improved lives. Prior to founding MPM, Ansbert was at The Boston Consulting Group in its Boston office.

Ansbert’s commitment to drug discovery and curing disease inspires his work both within and outside of MPM BioImpact. In recognition of MPM’s novel work to finance and build companies which may have a significant impact on cancer care and cures globally, Ansbert and Luke Evnin are recipients of the 2017 Global Oncology Visionary Award. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and the Research Advisory Council of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ansbert received an M.D. from J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt and held research positions at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Biochemistry Department at Harvard University. While at the German Cancer Research Center, he focused on HPV16 and 18 in Professor Harald zur Hausen’s group (Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2008). Ansbert has published in leading scientific journals such as Nature and Cell.