Boris Seletsky, Ph.D.

Chemistry, photography, gardening in Andover, Massachusetts

I’ve been fascinated with biology and chemistry from an early age. While in summer camp at age 10, I came across a book on Mendel Laws, Cells, and Genetics that opened a new and fascinating world for me. Fast forward through M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, study of medicinal plants in Peru, and post-doctoral fellowships in Switzerland and in the US. I was hired by Eisai Research Institute in Andover, MA to contribute to the drug discovery efforts of the 4th largest Japanese pharmaceutical company. During my productive career at Eisai, I achieved my dream to invent life-saving medicines: co-invented Halaven™ currently approved in 60+ countries for treatment of advanced breast cancer, and 3 other drug candidates for treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.

As Eisai moved in new directions, I explored other exciting opportunities and joined Celgene team to discover new life-saving drugs for treatment autoimmune diseases and fibrosis. Visit my LinkedIn profile for skills, achievements, contributions, and recent projects.

I met my wife Elena in college, and we have two sons who live in San Francisco Bay area and enjoy computer and material engineering. My hobbies include gardening, photography, hiking and nature.

  • Work
    • Celgene-Cambridge
  • Education
    • Lomonosov Moscow State University
    • Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
    • Russian Academy of Sciences