Craig Muir

Partner/Chief Technology Officer

Craig Muir joined Third Rock Ventures in 2007 and has more than 25 years of technology development, implementation and application experience across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He leads the identification and integration of drug discovery and development technology platforms for companies across our portfolio, provides solutions for developing platform systems to manage R&D and informatics, and contributes to scientific diligence for investment opportunities. Craig has been instrumental in expanding our San Francisco presence to increase access to innovative technologies and support our West Coast companies. Craig also assumes leadership roles in our portfolio companies, serving as interim chief technology or information officer through the first 12-18 months after launch:

  • Interim chief technology officer of Pliant Therapeutics
  • Board of directors observer for CytomX Therapeutics
  • Board member of Decibel Therapeutics
  • Former interim chief technology officer of Constellation Pharmaceuticals
  • Former interim chief technology officer of Global Blood Therapeutics

Prior to Third Rock, Craig served as senior vice president of technical operations for Codon Devices. Before that, he spent 12 years at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as vice president of platform technology where his teams were instrumental in raising $1.8 billion from pharmaceutical partners. Earlier in his career, Craig served in a number of technology development and scientific roles at Genentech, Tularik and the University of Vermont. Craig completed his B.S. in animal physiology at the University of California, Davis and is a pioneer in the fields of laboratory automation and technology in biotech and pharmaceutical applications. Craig serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Craig has donated more than six gallons of blood to Boston Children’s Hospital and other donation centers.

Administrative Support

Angelo Severino
Executive Assistant
aseverino@thirdrockventures.com
(415) 766-3602

Associated Portfolio Companies

Partners

Alexis Borisy

Partner

Abbie Celniker, Ph.D.

Partner

Neil Exter

Partner

Kevin Gillis

Partner/Chief Financial Officer

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

Frank T. Gentile, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Mark A. Goldsmith, M.D., Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Perry Karsen

Venture Partner

Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

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

Venture Partner

Stephen Sherwin, M.D.

Venture Partner

Jeffrey Tong, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Barbara Weber, M.D.

Venture Partner

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

Jason Coloma, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Keith Dionne, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Brian Jones, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Robert Kamen, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Leon Murphy, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Laurence Turka, M.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Domain Experts

Karina Chmielewski

Senior Director, Platform Operations

Dina Ciarimboli

General Counsel

Cynthia Clayton

Head of Communications

John Keilty

General Manager, Platform Operations

Principals and Associates

Brian Albrecht, Ph.D.

Principal

Tim Funnell, DPhil.

Principal

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

Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate

Travis Murdoch, M.D.

Principal

Vyas Ramanan, Ph.D.

Associate

Dominique Verhelle, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Principal

Recruiting

Andrea DiMella

Recruiting Director

Tracy Nicholson

Recruiting Director

Chris Robinson

Vice President, Recruiting

Administrative

Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Megan Graziano

Manager of Operations and Administration

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Marcia Hemphill

Office Manager - West Coast and Executive Assistant

Rhea Kappa

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Laura Vitale

Administrative Assistant

Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Ian Miller

Administrative Assistant

Corey O’Keeffe

Event Planner & Communications

Angelo Severino

Executive Assistant

Tracy Williams

Executive Assistant

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