Harvard 'MacArthur genius’ Kevin Eggan steps in to run early-stage research at rare disease specialist BioMarin
Pioneering ALS researcher Kevin Eggan has a new gig.
After holding a tenured position at Harvard while working at the Broad and playing a founder’s role in launching 3 biotechs, Eggan is taking up a job running early-stage research at BioMarin, the rare disease biotech still feeling the sting of a rejection at the hands of the FDA.
Eggan played a high-profile role doing stem cell research, and is credited with helping spur the launch of Quralis, EnClear and Q-State, drawing in $85 million in investor support along the way. He’s done groundbreaking work on ALS, particularly in building disease models for the ailment, and BioMarin spotlighted his involvement in anti-Tau research that Biogen is using to build an Alzheimer’s program.
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