One of the most striking recent developments in the evolution of the life science industry is the number of under-40 individuals who are achieving distinction very early in their careers. These eminent young investigators and executives are running research labs and biopharmaceutical companies, or dominating their specialties. Having grown up in a completely interconnected world and weaned on the internet and other modern wonders of technology, more and more young people are popping up that have the smarts, the drive, and the background to accept the challenge of running a biotech company or making new discoveries in life science that could change everything. Taking their cues from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, their motto seems to be that vision can trump experience.
Last year, GEN brought you a list of 10 “young guns” of biopharma, 10 biopharma executives that hadn’t yet reached middle age. This year, we’re bringing you an updated list of life science leaders under 40, this time including promising researchers as well as executives. If they’re doing this much now, what will they be up to in the future?