Under the gun after Opdivo setbacks, Bristol-Myers Squibb names a new chief scientist
Hot on the heels of a series of painful setbacks for its marquee program for Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb $BMY is bringing in a new chief scientific officer. The bellwether big biotech says that Francis Cuss, 62, is “retiring” as of March 16, with Mass General vet Thomas Lynch taking the top R&D job.
Lynch spent 23 years at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as chairman and chief executive officer of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and as a member of the MGH Board from 2015 to 2017. He was also a professor of internal medicine at the Yale School of Medicine from 2009 to 2015 and is stepping down from the BMS board to take the new job.
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