OMID FAROKHZAD, MD

Executive Chair

Dr. Farokhzad is a physician-scientist, serial entrepreneur, company founder, company builder, executive and director – across multiple companies and technology platforms. He founded Seer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEER) in 2017, where he is Founder/CEO/Chair, advancing a transformative proteomics platform. He previously co-founded BIND Therapeutics (acquired by Pfizer), Selecta Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SELB), which is developing a novel antigen-specific tolerance platform for biologics and gene therapy, and Tarveda Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held oncology biotherapeutics company. From September 2004 to February 2018, he was a Professor at Harvard Medical School and directed the Center for Nanomedicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has authored over 180 papers and is an inventor on over 200 issued or pending patents. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also a recipient of the 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the 2014 Golden Door Award from the International Institute of New England, for his scientific, societal and economic contributions to America as an immigrant; The Worldview 100 by Scientific American in 2015, which recognized visionaries who shaped biotechnology around the world; the 2013 RUSNANOPRIZE, one of the largest international nanotechnology prizes, for his work on nanomaterial surface modification; and the 2012 Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dr. Farokhzad holds an MA and MD from Boston University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.