Director Emeritus at Acceleron Pharma
Dr. Maniatis co-founded Acceleron in 2003 and currently serves the organization in an advisory capacity as Director Emeritus. He was a member of the board of directors from Acceleron’s founding until retiring in 2019. Dr. Maniatis is the Isidore Edelman Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, and a member of the Zuckerman Mind Brain & Behavior Institute. Dr. Maniatis’ research area is molecular neuroscience, with a focus on neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. He is also Founding Director of the Columbia University Precision Medicine Initiative and a cofounder, CEO and Scientific Director of the New York Genome Center. Dr. Maniatis’ scientific contributions have been recognized by numerous scientific awards, including the 2012 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Science. Dr. Maniatis is a pioneer in the biotechnology industry, co-founding Genetics Institute in 1980, which produced several FDA approved drugs, including Factor VIII and IX, bone morphogenic proteins (BMP), TPA and EPO. In 1994 he cofounded ProScript, where Velcade, the first proteasome inhibitor, was discovered. In 2016, he cofounded Kallyope Pharma, a gut-brain company where he serves on the board of directors and the scientific advisory board.