Dr. John C. Reed

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Personal Data


Year of Birth


Head of Pharma Research & Early Development (pRED)


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US
    B.A. (1976-1980)

  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, US
    M.D., Ph.D. (1980-1986)

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, PA, US
    Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Resident in Clinical Pathology (1986-1988)

  • Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Philadelphia, PA, US
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology (1986-1988)

Professional Career

University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, PA, US
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

1988 Research Associate
1989 Assistant Professor
1989 Assistant Director, Laboratory of Molecular Diagnosis

The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA, US

1992 Director, Oncogene and Tumor Suppressor Gene Program
1994 Deputy Director, Cancer Center
1995 Founder and Director, Program on Apoptosis and Cell Death Research
1995 Scientific Director
2002 Director, Cancer Center

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, US

2002 President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 Donald Bren Presidential Chair
2010 Chief Executive Officer & Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair

Awards and Honors (selected)


American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow


BIOCOM Life Sciences Heritage Award, Outstanding contributions to life sciences


Thomson Scientific – Doctors of the decade (1995-2005)
Dr. Reed ranked 8th most highly-cited researcher in life-sciences and medicine for the decade; 1st in field of cell biology; 1st in field of general biomedicine


University Pennsylvania Medical School, Distinguished Alumnus Award


Bristol Myers Squibb Distinguished Cancer Researcher Award


Institute for Scientific Information, World’s most highly cited scientist for period 1999-2002


Hero Award, Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer

Boards (selected)

  • Isis (Ionis) Pharmaceutics, Inc. Board of Directors (2003-2013)

  • Stratagene, Inc., (STGN) Board of Directors (2003-2007)

  • Repros Pharmaceuticals, Inc, (RPRX) Board of Directors (2008-2009)

  • Pharmion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (PHRM) Board of Directors (2005-2008)

  • Clovis Oncology, Inc., (CLVS) Board of Directors (2009-2013)

  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committee, (2006-2012)

  • IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Board of Directors (1994-1999)

University positions


University of California at San Diego
Associate Member, Cancer Center


San Diego State University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology


University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology


Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Associate Member


University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida
Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine


University of Florida – Gainsville, Florida
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry


ETH Zurich, Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology

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