Board of Directors

  • Kenneth M. Bate

    Kenneth M. Bate has served as a director since December 2007. He is currently an independent consultant. Previously, Mr. Bate was the president and chief executive officer of Archemix Corp., a position he held from April 2009 through December 2011. From 2006 to April 2009, he served in various positions at NitroMed, Inc., most recently as president and chief executive officer. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Bate served as head of commercial operations and chief financial officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. Bate co-founded JSB Partners, LLC, a banking and advisory services firm for biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies. From 1990 to 1996, he was with Biogen, Inc. (now Biogen Idec Inc.) first as their chief financial officer and then as head of the commercial organization responsible for launching its multiple sclerosis business. Mr. Bate currently serves as chairman of the board of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and on the board of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. During the last five years, Mr. Bate has served as a director of NitroMed, Inc., Archemix Corp., TransMedics, Inc. and Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. He holds a B.A. in chemistry from Williams College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe Mr. Bate’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his operating, finance, commercial, transactional and senior management experience in the industry, such as his experience as chief executive officer of Archemix Corp. and NitroMed, Inc., and head of commercial operations and chief financial officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as well as his experience serving on the board of directors of other public companies in the life sciences industry, such as Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Anthony B. Evnin, Ph.D.


    Anthony B. Evnin, Ph.D. has served as a director since March 2002. He has been a Partner at Venrock, where he has focused largely on life sciences investments and, in particular, biotechnology investments, since 1975. Dr. Evnin currently serves on the boards of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pharmos Corporation as well as a number of private companies, including Acceleron Pharma Inc. and Metabolex, Inc. Dr. Evnin is a Trustee of The Rockefeller University, a Trustee of The Jackson Laboratory, a Trustee Emeritus of Princeton University, and a Member of the Boards of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Evnin holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. from Princeton University.

  • Robert Epstein, M.D., M.S.

    Robert Epstein, M.D., M.S. has served as a director since December 2012. Dr. Epstein was most recently president of the Medco-UBC Division and chief R&D officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. In this role, Dr. Epstein was responsible for launching Medco’s personalized medicine research and programs as well as the Medco Research Consortium, and oversaw all of Medco's research initiatives in personalized medicine, drug safety, health economics, outcomes, and comparative effectiveness conducted by more than 1,800 researchers worldwide. Dr. Epstein previously served as Medco’s senior vice president and chief medical officer for 13 years. Before joining the private sector, Dr. Epstein was an epidemiologist and held various positions in public health and academia. He is the former president of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Drug Information Association. In 2008, he was elected to the CDC EGAPP Stakeholder Committee and the AHRQ CERT Steering Committee. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed medical articles and book chapters, and serves as a reviewer for several influential medical journals.

  • Tuan Ha-Ngoc


    Tuan Ha-Ngoc has served as president and chief executive officer of AVEO and as a member of our board of directors since June 2002. From 1999 to 2002, he was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of deNovis, Inc., an enterprise-scale software development company for the automation of healthcare administrative functions. From 1998 to 1999, Mr. Ha-Ngoc was corporate vice president of strategic development for Wyeth, following Wyeth’s acquisition of Genetics Institute, where Mr. Ha-Ngoc served as executive vice president with responsibility for corporate development, commercial operations and European and Japanese operations. Mr. Ha-Ngoc serves on the Board of Directors of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. as well as on the boards of a number of academic and nonprofit organizations, including the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Tufts School of Medicine, the MIT Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the International Institute of Boston. He holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and an M.A. in pharmacy from the University of Paris, France.

  • Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D.


    Raju Kucherlapati, Ph.D. has served as a director since October 2001. He has been a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2001 and served as scientific director of the Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics from 2001 to 2008. Dr. Kucherlapati was a founder of Cell Genesys, Inc., Abgenix, Inc. and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and currently serves on the board of Enlight Biosciences LLC. Dr. Kucherlapati holds a B.S. in Biology from P.R. College, Kakinada, India, an M.S. in biology from Andhra University, Waltair, India and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

  • Henri A. Termeer


    Henri A. Termeer has served as a director of AVEO since April 2011 and is Chairman of the Board. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades. Mr. Termeer was appointed president of Genzyme in 1983, two years after the company's founding. He became its chief executive officer in 1985 and chairman in 1988. He retired from Genzyme in June 2011 following the acquisition of Genzyme by Sanofi in a transaction valued at more than $20 billion. In 2008, he was appointed to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Council of Economic Advisors, and he is a co-chair of the Leadership Council of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative. Mr. Termeer is also Chairman Emeritus of the New England Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit, applied research health policy organization he was instrumental in founding. Mr. Termeer was Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Board of Directors from 2010-2011. He is a board member of ABIOMED Inc., Verastem, Inc. and Medical Simulation. Mr. Termeer is a Board member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation and serves on its Executive Committee, is a director of Massachusetts General Hospital, a Board member of Partners HealthCare and a member of the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Mr. Termeer studied economics at the Economische Hogeschool (Erasmus University, The Netherlands) and earned an M.B.A from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

  • Robert C. Young, M.D.


    Robert C. Young, M.D. has served as a director since July 2009. Dr. Young is president of RCY Medicine, a consulting service focused on cancer center productivity, health care quality and health policy which he founded in July 2009. From 2007 to 2009 he served as chancellor of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and as president and chief executive officer from 1989 to 2007. Dr. Young is a past-president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Cancer Society and the International Gynecologic Cancer Society and past Chairman of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute. He holds a B.Sc. in zoology from Ohio State University and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.