Biography

Kevin is a Partner at Polaris Partners.  He joined Polaris in 2004 and focuses on investments in healthcare. Prior to joining Polaris, Kevin completed his PhD in genetics at Harvard Medical School. His doctoral research focused on the molecular regulation of caloric restriction and on modulation of a novel class of protein deacetylases.

Kevin is a cofounder of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) and Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (GSK) and was the founding CEO at Visterra Inc.  He is acting CEO of Editas Medicine, Inc.

Kevin currently represents Polaris as a Director of InSeal Medical, Genocea Biosciences, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Neuronetics, Inc., Visterra Inc., Taris Biomedical, and Vets First Choice.

Current Boards

Editas Medicine / ePacing / Genocea BiosciencesKala Pharmaceuticals / Neuronetics / Taris Biomedical / Vets First Choice / Visterra

Honors & Memberships

Mass. Life Sciences Center Scientific Advisory Board, Member

New England Venture Capital Association, Board of Directors

Education

B.A. with highest honors, Rutgers College
Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

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