Add to Calendar 5/5/2022 8:30:00 AM 5/5/2022 8:30:00 PM 2022 State of Possible Conference MassBio's annual State of Possible Conference celebrates how the life sciences make the impossible possible. We will tap today’s brightest minds for engaging conversations on the latest developments in our industry, key insights from the past year, and building a better future for patients around the world. This year's conference will explore the theme "The Massachusetts BioPharma Ecosystem in the Post- Covid Era."

Join MassBio and more than 500 attendees for a day of networking, keynotes, and panel discussions from some of the most inspiring voices in the industry, culminating in a reception celebrating the life sciences community. This is our most popular event so you will want to reserve your spot early.
Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin Land Blvd Cambridge MA 02142
Chief Scientific Officer, Tevard Biosciences
Gopi Shanker is the Chief Scientific Officer of Tevard Biosciences. He has over two decades of broad drug discovery experience ranging from developing target concepts to advancing molecules through clinical development. He has a strong background across multiple drug modalities including small molecules, biologics and gene therapies for various CNS indications including schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain and migraine as well as several rare neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to joining Tevard, Gopi was at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), where he most recently served in the capacity of Head of Neuroscience with responsibility for strategic oversight of the entire neuroscience portfolio, encompassing psychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, and as a member of the neuroscience clinical development and commercial franchise leadership team. During his tenure at Novartis, Gopi advanced multiple new therapeutic programs through late preclinical and clinical development, including the global regulatory approval of Aimovig®. With a leadership role in drug discovery and early-stage clinical development, he was responsible for expanding Novartis’ portfolio in psychiatry, and developing a portfolio of gene therapy programs targeting neurodevelopmental disorders. He was also instrumental in several key partnerships including with the Stanley Center (Broad Institute), Amgen, Pear Therapeutics as well as the acquisition of Cadent Therapeutics. Prior to joining Novartis, Gopi led several drug discovery programs at Amgen and Regeneron. Gopi completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He earned his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

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