2019 Boston Awards Winners & Finalists

Lifetime Achievement

Mark Levin

Big Idea

Talaris Therapeutics

Finalists:
Craig Crews, Yale University
Glympse Bio
Kytopen
Rodin Therapeutics

CEO

Jeff Jonas, Sage Therapeutics

Finalists:
Aoife Brennan, Synlogic
Doug Ingram, Sarepta Therapeutics
Matt Kapusta, UniQure
Jason Kelly, Ginkgo Bioworks
Praveen Tipirneni, Morphic Therapeutic

Commitment to Diversity

Melodie Knowlton, Vertex Learning Lab

Finalists:
BioDirector
Life Science Cares
Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative
Joseph Vogel, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Digital Trailblazer

Regina Barzilay, MIT

Finalists:
Catalog
DynamiCare Health
Loro
Mightier/Neuromotion Labs

Innovation at the Intersection

Vaxess Technologies

Finalists:
Beta Bionics
Cellino
Relay Therapeutics

Newcomer

Jackie Fouse, Agios Pharmaceuticals

Finalists:
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Pablo Cagnoni, Rubius Therapeutics
David Epstein, Flagship Pioneering
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals
Caroline Loew, Glympse Bio

Patients First

Linnea Olson, HMS Executive Education

Finalists:
JDRF T1D Fund
Sobi (North America)

Secret Weapon

Joseph Kim, Blueprint Medicines

Finalists:
Joseph Bolen, PureTech Health
Kimi Iguchi, Sage Therapeutics
Sarah MacDonald, Life Science Cares

Startup

IFM Therapeutics

Finalists:
Entrada Therapeutics
Goldfinch Bio
Kyn Therapeutics
Lyndra Therapeutics
Sherlock Biosciences
Skyhawk Therapeutics

X of the Year

Resurrection
Ginkgo Bioworks

Founder-Investor
Patrick Baeuerle, MPM Capital

Finalists:

Advocate
Phil Kongtcheu, eMotionRx

Cancer Investigator
Stefani Spranger, MIT

Cell Therapy Platform
Vor Biopharma

Startup Artist
Greg Verdine, FogPharma & LifeMine Therapeutics

Young Innovator

Joshua Cohen & Justin Klee, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals

Finalists:
Cheryl Cui, Nest.Bio Ventures
Stephan Kontos, Anokion
Jordi Mata-Fink, Flagship Pioneering
Leila Pirhaji, ReviveMed