George Voren is an associate at Flagship Pioneering. In this role, he works as part of a team of entrepreneurial scientists to conceive, create, resource and develop the next generation of Flagship’s first-in-category ventures, as well as to fund promising early-stage companies. George joined the firm after completing the Flagship VentureLabs Fellows program.
Prior to joining Flagship, George served as an in vivo scientist at Eolas Therapeutics, where he aided in the design, execution and analysis of behavioral experiments needed to successfully complete multiple preclinical milestones and earn funding extensions through the NIH Blueprint program. George also consulted early-stage startups at InSITE Fellows in New York City, where he worked with multiple young companies, including ReferWell, SolveBio and others.
George received his Ph.D. in neuropsychopharmacology from the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL and completed his dissertation research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, NY. He worked under Dr. Paul J. Kenny to investigate nicotine addiction and find novel therapeutic strategies for facilitating smoking cessation. He also worked in the lab of Dr. Brian Cain, conducting research that was published in 2012. George also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, where he graduated magna cum laude.