Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Melissa McCracken joined Third Rock Ventures in 2017 and currently serves as a senior associate, focusing on new company formation and due diligence. Melissa was involved in the launch of:

  • Celsius Therapeutics

Prior to joining Third Rock, Melissa was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine with her research focused on understanding the anti-tumor immune response. While at Stanford, Melissa was an A.P. Giannini Postdoctoral Fellow and the recipient of the School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Melissa received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Medical Pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. Melissa’s interest in biotechnology started when she interned at Amgen in research and development during summers in college.

Melissa is an avid home cook and has spent the last year perfecting her sourdough bread recipe.

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

Reid Huber, Ph.D.

Partner

Sarah Larson

Partner/Chief Human Resources Officer

Christoph Lengauer, Ph.D.

Partner

Mark Levin

Partner

Craig Muir

Partner/Chief Technology Officer

Cary Pfeffer, M.D.

Partner

Kevin Starr

Partner

Robert Tepper, M.D.

Partner

Jeffrey Tong, Ph.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

Steve Paul, M.D.

Venture Partner

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

Venture Partner

Ton Schumacher, Ph.D.

Venture Partner

Stephen Sherwin, M.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

Samantha Singer

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Markus Warmuth, 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

Mark Lindsay, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellow

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

Fellow

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

Senior Associate

Melissa McCracken, Ph.D.

Senior Associate

Kelly Moynihan, Ph.D.

Senior 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

Administrative

Zoe Angell

Executive Assistant

Rhea Bisgounis

Senior Administrative Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator

Tracilyn Garcia-Lum

Executive Assistant

Linda Heath

Executive Assistant

Maribel Laboy

Executive Assistant

Megan Lamb

Executive Assistant

Ian Miller

Senior Administrative Assistant

Angelo Severino

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Carol Speredelozzi

Manager of Operations and Administration

Laura Vitale

Executive Assistant

Tracy Williams

Executive Assistant

At Third Rock, people are our most valuable asset

Check our Careers page to learn about career opportunities within the Third Rock portfolio

Third Rock Careers