Sharon Shacham, PhD, MBA

Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Shacham co-founded Karyopharm in 2008 and has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since December 2012. She was also President of Research and Development from December 2012 to April 2021. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Shacham served as our Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Development, and prior to that, as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Shacham has led our scientific progress since inception.

Prior to joining Karyopharm, Dr. Shacham served as Senior Vice President of Drug Development at Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Director, Algorithm and Software Development at Predix Pharmaceuticals Inc., which merged into Epix Pharmaceuticals in 2006, and where she led the company’s efforts in GPCR modeling, computational chemistry, lead optimization and development of clinical trials.

Dr. Shacham holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, and a Master of Business of Administration from Tel Aviv University.