#145 – 25th Anniversary Speaker Series: Panel Discussion on the Future of Biotech and the Life Sciences

This episode kicks off a series of special podcasts for KGI’s 25th anniversary. In this episode, we hear from KGI Board of Trustee members Dr. Ross Grossman, Teresia Bost, and Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff on the future of biotech and the life sciences. The discussion was recorded on October 7, 2022, during KGI’s Founder’s Day celebration.

Grossman served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals from 2002 until his retirement in 2013, later returning to that role in April 2015 until his second retirement in May 2016. He previously held senior Human Resources roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Financial, and UBS.

Bost serves as General Counsel at health technology company 54gene, overseeing legal, compliance, and cybersecurity functions. 54gene advances the state of healthcare through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and clinical programs for the benefit of Africans and the global population.

Villa-Komaroff is a molecular biologist, an executive, and a diversity advocate, in addition to being founder and principal of Intersections SBD Consulting. She is also the Chair of the KGI School of Community Medicine Board of Governors.

The three panelists are joined by moderator Bonnie Anderson, CoFounder and Executive Chair of Veracyte. Bonnie is also a KGI Trustee Emeritus and Most Influential Honoree.