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About Wade

Wade Brown is the Head of Strategy and Research Operations in Cambridge for Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), a role he has held since January 2021. He is responsible for Research and Early Development Operations at both the Kendall Square and Alewife sites as well as leading the strategic efforts for the Mechanisms of Cancer Resistance (MoCR) thematic research center in Cambridge. 

Prior to his current role at BMS, Wade spent 17 years at Novartis in various scientific, operational and strategic roles across several divisions including Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Diagnostics and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). In 2020, Wade led the COVID-19 crisis response team for NIBR. He also recently served as the Global Head of External Research Collaborations, Academic Partnerships & External Innovation. Here, Wade led a global team responsible for providing business guidance and transactional support to enable external scientific partnerships across Novartis’s research organization.

Wade and his wife, Megan, are residents of Needham, MA where they live with their three children. He remains actively involved at his alma mater, Boston College, and is a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, MA.