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Allan Jacobson, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Dr. Jacobson is a co-founder of PTC Therapeutics, Inc., and has served as a member of our Board since our inception in 1998, and previously served as Chairman of our Board from 1998 to 2004. Since 2000, From 1994 to 2023, Dr. Jacobson was the Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, where he is currently the Gerald L. and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology. In 1982, Dr. Jacobson co-founded Applied bioTechnology, Inc., a biotechnology company, and served as its chairman until its sale in 1991. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Jacobson served as special limited partner at Euclid Partners, a venture capital firm. Dr. Jacobson received a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1971, has authored over 100 publications in the field of posttranscriptional control processes and is an elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a corecipient of the 2023 Gruber Prize in Genetics.

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