Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Kathryn Guarini, Ph.D., and David P. Schenkein, M.D., have joined Regeneron?s Board of Directors effective September 8, 2023. Kathryn Guarini, Ph.D., who will serve as an Independent Director, recently retired as Chief Information Officer of IBM. Prior to her role as CIO which began in 2021, Dr. Guarini served in multiple executive leadership roles at IBM over more than 20 years, including Chief Operating Officer of IBM Research and Vice President of Product Management for IBM Systems. Dr. Guarini has been included on the Top 100 Leader list (#2 in 2022) from Technology Magazine and Forbes? CIO Next list (2022), and she is a member of the United States Patent & Trademark Office?s National Council for Expanding American Innovation.
She earned her Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University and Stanford University, respectively. David P. Schenkein, M.D., is a General Partner and Co-lead of the Life Sciences team at GV (Google Ventures). Prior to joining GV in 2019, Dr. Schenkein served as Chief Executive Officer for Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for 10 years.
He previously served in clinical leadership roles at major biotechnology companies including Senior Vice President, Clinical Hematology/Oncology at Genentech, Inc., and Senior Vice President, Clinical Research at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Since 2009, Dr. Schenkein has also served as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology at Tufts Medical Center. He is currently a Board Member of Prime Medicine, Inc., Denali Therapeutics, Inc., and Agios. Dr. Schenkein earned his M.D. at the State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse and completed his medical training at the Tufts University School of Medicine.
In addition, the company announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., a member of the Board since 2011, has retired from the role effective September 1, 2023. Dr. Tessier-Lavigne informed Regeneron that his decision to retire was due to potential conflicts that may arise as he becomes more involved with other companies.