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Nathan Dowden

Nathan Dowden

Senior Vice President at Rubius Therapeutics

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About the author: Nathan Dowden, SVP of Corporate Development at Rubius Therapeutics, has 25 years of strategy, investment, and operational experience in the healthcare field. Prior to Rubius, Nathan was a Managing Director in the Huron Life Science strategy consulting practice. Nathan joined Huron in 2014 after helping to lead, and finally sell another life science strategy firm, The Frankel Group, after 16 years. Clients included executive, corporate development, and technology teams within global life science firms, non-profit organizations, and start-up / emerging growth companies. Nathan has written and spoken at conferences on a wide variety of topics, ranging from stem cell commercialization and orphan drug business models, to the practical application of personalized medicine. Earlier in his career, Nathan was a senior consultant with Ernst & Young LLP where his advisory assignments included mergers & acquisition, new business creation, & operational support work. He was also worked for the Equity4Life venture capital fund (Switzerland) and has served on a variety of start-up boards. Prior to that, Nathan worked at Searle Pharmaceuticals in their Managed Care Strategy group and at CIGNA Healthcare as an analyst & programmer. Nathan holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Posts by Nathan Dowden

Building a Team That Transforms Lives

Posted on May 15th, 2017 in Pharma R&D

The Rubius Therapeutics team grew by over 300% in 2016, as we brought in talented individuals from industry and academia. Managing a team that keeps expanding is always challenging, but having a thoughtful growth strategy ensures cultural coherence and operational progress (more…)

Organizational Evolution: Balancing Exploration & Development

Posted on April 26th, 2017 in Pharma R&D

Rubius Therapeutics had an extraordinary 2016. We were able to dramatically progress our work on the technology platform (where we expanded the number of different ways that we can express proteins) (more…)

New Developments in R&D

Posted on January 11th, 2017 in Pharma R&D

There are some exciting changes happening at Rubius right now. We moved into a new lab,  and  more importantly, we’ve hired a new vice president of R&D, Tom Wickham. (more…)