Dr. Fred E. Cohen, MD, DPhil
Fred E. Cohen has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2003. He is a founder and senior managing director of Vida Ventures, a biotechnology venture capital group. Dr. Cohen is a senior advisor of TPG, a global private equity firm. Dr. Cohen joined TPG in 2001, and serves as head of TPG’s biotechnology group. Dr. Cohen was a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco from 1988 to 2016. Dr. Cohen has played a role on the boards of directors or scientific advisory boards of a variety of biotechnology companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Veracyte, Inc., BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., as well as multiple other private and public companies. He received his MD from Stanford University, his DPhil in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and his BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. Dr. Cohen was elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academics in 2004 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008. Dr. Cohen also serves a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1989, a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians and is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Burroughs-Wellcome New Initiatives in Maleria Award, the LVMH Science Pour L’Art Price (shared with Stanley Prusiner), and Searle Scholars Award and Young Investigator Awards from the Endocrine Society and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation.