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Michael Kaufman, PhD

Senior Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls

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Michael joined Mersana in February 2016, bringing more than two decades of experience in process development, scale-up, formulation, and supply chain management across multiple therapeutic modalities, including immunoconjugates. Prior to Mersana, Michael served as Biogen’s Vice President, Technical Development, where he provided technical leadership for all products from preclinical to commercial stage. Michael also spent 10 years at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences, leading all aspects of chemistry, manufacturing and controls. He began his pharmaceutical career at Merck and Co., Inc., spending 15 years in various roles of increasing responsibility.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Chemistry from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Louisiana State University and an instructor at the University of California.

In his personal life, Michael is an avid rock guitarist with a complete home recording studio, which he uses to make professional recordings of music performed by himself and his friends.