John C. Reed, MD, Ph.D., is the Global Head of Roche Pharmaceutical Research & Early Development and a member of the enlarged Corporate Executive Committee of the Roche Group. Prior to joining Roche, Dr. Reed served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Dr. Reed also held Professor and adjunct Professor appointments at several universities. Dr. Reed’s scientific accomplishments include authorship of over 800 research publications and more than 50 book chapters. He was recognized as the world’s most highly cited scientist for his research publications during the decade 1995-2005 in the broad field of “cell biology” and also in the field of “general biomedicine” by the Institute for Scientific Information. Dr. Reed is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a named inventor for nearly 100 patents and the founder or co-founder of several biotechnology companies. Dr. Reed has also served on the Boards of Directors of several public and private biotechnology companies and life-sciences organizations.