James (Jay) Bradner, M.D., has been President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) since 2016. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
From 2005 through 2015, Dr. Bradner served on the research faculty of Harvard Medical School and as an attending physician in stem cell transplantation within the Department of Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the United States. He has co-founded five biotechnology companies and has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications and 30 US patent applications.
Dr. Bradner is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago Medical School in the US. He completed his residency in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and his postdoctoral training in chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. He has received many honorific awards and was elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2011 and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2013.