Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science2019-2020 Innovators in Therapeutics Speaker Series
Hedge Fund Manager, JEB Investments
4PM networking reception and 4:30PM lecture
Harvard Medical School, BLDG C CANNON ROOM
Our new series provides students and trainees the opportunity to learn about the challenges and successes of bringing novel drugs and devices to market. Our first speaker this year, James (Jeb) Besser, a hedge fund manager at JEB Partners investing in new drugs and biotechnology companies, will speak from the investor’s perspective about how regulatory incentives impact investment decisions, the inherent Wall Street bias against repurposed molecules, and provide a shocking and amusing tale about infamous Turing Pharma/Retrophin founder Martin Shkreli and how a fork in the road of history changed the way he was perceived forever.