Frank T. Gentile, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Frank Gentile joined Third Rock Ventures in 2015 to focus on research and development opportunities throughout the portfolio. He has played key roles in launching and building some of our portfolio companies, including:

  • Board member and interim chief operating officer of Casma Therapeutics

Frank brings nearly 25 years of experience working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and spent the past 12 years with Tekla Capital Management LLC, formerly Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management LLC, where he most recently served as senior vice president. In this role, Frank oversaw and executed biotechnology and healthcare investments in public and private companies in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular, infectious diseases, rare diseases, medical devices and diagnostics and discovery tools and served as a member of the board of directors in several private companies. Prior to Tekla, Frank oversaw technology research and development programs while serving as vice president, technology program management at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and earlier in his role as vice president, product development at Curis. Before that, Frank served as vice president, program management at Reprogenesis, Inc., where he was responsible for all program management, partnership and intellectual property functions. Earlier in his career, Frank held roles of increasing responsibility at CytoTherapeutics, Inc., where he most recently served as associate director, R&D program management. He currently serves as an adjunct associate professor of pharmacology and biotechnology in the division of biology and medicine at Brown University. Frank completed his post-doctoral work at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT where he was a G.E. Fellow. Additionally, Frank holds a B.E. in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Frank is a certified 4th degree black belt instructor in Tae Kwon Do.

Administrative Support

Maribel Laboy
Executive Assistant
Mlaboy@thirdrockventures.com

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

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

Venture Partner

Frank T. Gentile, 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

Entrepreneurs-In-Residence

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

Richard Ransohoff, M.D.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Domain Experts

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

Principals and Associates

Walter Kowtoniuk, Ph.D.

Principal

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

Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Associate

Kelly Moynihan, Ph.D.

Associate

Vyas Ramanan, Ph.D.

Senior 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

Administrative

Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Tracilyn Garcia-Lum

Executive Assistant

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Rhea Kappa

Receptionist/Administrative 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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