Joe Bolen, Ph.D. Chief Science Innovation Officer

Joe has more than 45 years of industry and research experience. He is an Executive Partner at MPM BioImpact and was formerly Chief Scientific Innovation Officer at ReNAgade Therapeutics and Chief Scientific Officer at PureTech Health. Before joining PureTech, he oversaw all aspects of research and development for Moderna Therapeutics as President of Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer. Previously,  Joe was Chief Scientific Officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Global Head of Oncology Research at Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. He held senior R&D positions at Hoechst Marion Roussel, Schering-Plough (DNAX) and Bristol Myers Squibb. Joe began his career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he contributed to the discovery of a class of proteins known as tyrosine kinase oncogenes as key regulators of the immune system. Joe earned a Ph.D. in Immunology and conducted his postdoctoral training in molecular virology at Kansas State University Cancer Center. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Microbiology and Chemistry.