James (Jay) Bradner, MD is President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). Prior to joining Novartis, Dr. Bradner was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School in the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the United States. He was also associate director of the Center for the Science of Therapeutics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Dr. Bradner is a co-founder of five biotechnology companies and has co-authored more than 150 scientific publications and 30 US patent applications.
Dr. Bradner is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Medical School in the US. He completed his residency in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has been honored with many awards and was elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2011 and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2013.