OUR FOUNDERS

Syros’ scientific founders have produced groundbreaking discoveries in gene control.  

RICHARD YOUNG, PHD

Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

World leader in regulatory circuitry that controls the gene expression programs in cells

 

JAY BRADNER, MD

President,  Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) 
Attending Physician & Investigator, Department of Medical Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Center
 

World leader in small-molecule modulation of gene regulatory pathways; pioneering work in the bromodomain area

 

NATHANAEL GRAY, PHD

Professor of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School | Dana-Farber Cancer Center

Pioneering use of synthetic chemistry and functional small molecule discovery to modulate biological pathways important in cancer; responsible for the discovery of numerous first-in-class kinase inhibitors