Board of Directors

Chairman; Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Third Rock Ventures partner Cary Pfeffer is chairman of Neon Therapeutics’ board of directors. He joined Third Rock Ventures at its inception in 2007 and has more than 20 years of business development and transaction experience, along with a broad array of biotech product development experience.
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Third Rock Ventures
Since 2010, Bob Kamen has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Third Rock Ventures. Bob focuses on the formation and development of biologics companies that develop life-changing therapies for patients. Bob brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the pharmaceutical and
Chief Executive Officer, Neon Therapeutics
Neon Therapeutics’ president and chief executive officer , Hugh O’Dowd, joined the company in 2016, bringing more than 20 years of expertise in pharmaceutical leadership and moving important oncology therapies from clinical development through commercialization.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Stephen Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a volunteer attending physician in
Former Novartis executive
Meryl Zausner has more than 35 years of experience developing and launching innovative business units in the pharmaceutical and consumer product industry. Previously, Meryl served as chief financial and administrative officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Inc.