Barbara Weber, M.D.

Venture Partner

Barbara Weber joined Third Rock Ventures in 2015 to focus on oncology research and development opportunities throughout the portfolio. Barbara was involved in the launch of:

  • Tango Therapeutics

Barbara brings over 25 years of experience working in oncology research, in which time she has been widely published and received numerous academic and research awards for her work. Barbara has spent the last six years at Novartis, where she held the position of senior vice president and global head of oncology translational medicine. In this role, she was responsible for early clinical and translational scientific functions, including trial design and execution, implementation of patient selection strategies and continuation of translational support through full development. Prior to joining Novartis, Barbara served as vice president of three groups at GlaxoSmithKline, including Global Biomarkers, Oncology Discovery and Translational Medicine, and Cancer Metabolism Drug Discovery. Until 2005, Barbara was a professor of medicine and genetics at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, heading a clinical and translational research program in cancer genetics and the UPenn Cancer Center Breast Cancer program. Barbara is a member of honorary societies such as the American Association of Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation, of which she served as President in 2005. Barbara has also served on various scientific advisory boards and on the board of directors of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Cancer Research. Barbara is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and her fellowship in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Barbara has received two standing ovations in her life – most notably from an entire restaurant after eating every bite of an apple pie.

Administrative Support

Zoe Angell
Executive Assistant
zoe@thirdrockventures.com

Associated Portfolio Companies

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Partner

Abbie Celniker, Ph.D.

Partner

Neil Exter

Partner

Kevin Gillis

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Charles Homcy, M.D.

Partner

Sarah Larson

Partner/Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Levin

Partner

Craig Muir

Partner/Chief Technology Officer

Cary Pfeffer, M.D.

Partner

Kevin Starr

Partner

Robert Tepper, M.D.

Partner

Venture Partners

Jeffrey Finer, M.D., Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Frank T. Gentile, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Steve Kafka, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D.

Venture Partner

Ton Schumacher, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Stephen Sherwin, M.D.

Venture Partner

Jeffrey Tong, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Barbara Weber, M.D.

Venture Partner

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Jason Coloma, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Peter DiLaura

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Rachel Meyers, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Glenn Pierce, M.D., Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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Karina Chmielewski

Senior Director, Platform Operations

Dina Ciarimboli

General Counsel

Cynthia Clayton

Head of Communications & Investor Relations

Aremin Hacobian

Head, Organization Health and Development

John Keilty

Strategic Advisor, Platform Operations

Corey O’Keeffe

Manager, Communications & Investor Relations

Raynie Smith

Director, Human Resources

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Walter Kowtoniuk, Ph.D.

Principal

Rahul Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow

Claire Mazumdar, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Senior Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate

Kelly Moynihan, Ph.D.

Associate

Luke R. G. Pike, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Vyas Ramanan, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Vanessa Van Voorhis, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Andrew Warren, Ph.D.

Associate

Timur Yusufzai, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Recruiting

Andrea DiMella

Recruiting Director

Wendy Durkin

Senior Director, Recruiting and University Relations

Tracy Nicholson

Recruiting Director

Chris Robinson

Vice President, Recruiting

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Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Rhea Bisgounis

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Executive Assistant

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Megan Lamb

Executive Assistant

Ian Miller

Administrative Assistant

Angelo Severino

Executive Assistant

Laura Vitale

Executive Assistant

Tracy Williams

Executive Assistant

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