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Marc Tessier-Lavigne: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
Join us for a conversation with Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, biotech executive and academic leader. From 2011 to 2016, he served as President of The Rockefeller University, a leading biomedical research university in New York City. A native of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Tessier-Lavigne received undergraduate degrees in physics from McGill University and in philosophy and physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He earned a Ph.D. in physiology from University College London and went on to hold faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco, and subsequently at Stanford University.
In 2003, Dr. Tessier-Lavigne was recruited to Genentech, a leading biotechnology company, where he became Executive Vice President for Research and Chief Scientific Officer, directing 1,400 scientists in disease research and drug discovery for cancer, immune disorders, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases, while maintaining an active research laboratory.
Dr. Tessier-Lavigne was named Stanford University’s eleventh president in February 2016 and assumed the role on September 1, 2016.
The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.