Dr. Reed holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (1980) and a M.D. and Ph.D. (Immunology) from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine (1986)
In 1992, Dr. Reed joined the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, California, one of the largest independent non-profit biomedical research institutes in the United States. From 2002 to 2013, he served as CEO of the Institute. During his tenure, Dr. Reed ran a highly productive laboratory that generated more than 900 research publications, over 130 patents, and was awarded more than one-hundred research grants and trained over 100 post-doctoral fellows.
From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Reed was Global Head of Roche Pharmaceutical Research & Early Development for Roche, based at company headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. He was responsible for research through Phase 2b development for all therapeutic areas, overseeing R&D activities across 7 global sites.
Dr. John Reed assumed his present position as Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research & Development for Sanofi in July 2018.