Jeannie ChuJeannie joined Epizyme in February 2016 as Vice President of Program and Portfolio Management. In this role, Jeannie has begun to create structured, cross-functional project teams to oversee the development and commercialization of tazemetostat, as well as development of Epizyme's portfolio of epigenetic products. Prior to Epizyme, Jeannie held roles of increasing responsibility at Biogen, most recently as Senior Director of Program Leadership and Management. During her 11-year tenure at Biogen, she served as Program Director and led the development teams for the nusinersen, Zinbryta™, lixivaptan, and Tysabri® programs. She was also Director of the Emerging Markets Commercial group. Jeannie holds an M.B.A. from the STERN School of Business at New York University. Michael Boretti, Ph.D. Michael joined Epizyme as Vice President of Business Development in March 2016. In this role, Michael has already begun to lead new partnering opportunities, as well as ongoing alliances. Prior to Epizyme, Michael worked in roles of increasing responsibility at AVEO Oncology from 2008 to March 2016, most recently serving as Vice President, Corporate Development and Alliance Management. Prior to joining AVEO, Michael was a consultant in the life sciences practice at L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. Michael received his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. About Epizyme, Inc. Epizyme, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company creating novel epigenetic therapeutics for cancer patients. Epizyme has built a proprietary product platform that the Company uses to create small molecule inhibitors of chromatin modifying proteins (CMPs), such as histone methyltransferases or HMTs. CMPs are part of the system of gene regulation, referred to as epigenetics, that controls gene expression. Genetic alterations can result in changes to the activity of CMPs, making them oncogenic (cancer-causing). By focusing on the genetic drivers of cancers, Epizyme's targeted science seeks to match the right medicines with the right patients.
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