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Jean-François Formela, MD, Partner

Jean-François Formela is a partner and focuses on novel drug discovery approaches and therapeutics. He joined Atlas Venture in 1993 to build the U.S. life sciences franchise.

He is a director and co-founder of IFM Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NTLA), Korro Bio, and Triplet Therapeutics. Jean-François also serves on the boards of Ikena Oncology (NASDAQ: IKNA) and Scorpion Therapeutics.

Some of his prior investments include Arteaus Therapeutics (acquired by Eli Lilly), CoStim Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Novartis), Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL) and Translate Bio (NASDAQ: TBIO, acquired by Sanofi).

Jean-François received his M.D. from Paris University School of Medicine and his M.B.A. from Columbia University.