Steve Paul, MD

Board Member, Co-Founder & SAB Chair

Dr. Paul is a world renowned psychiatrist, neuroscientist and drug developer. Steve is the former president of the Lilly Research Laboratories of Eli Lilly and Company. During Steve’s 17 year tenure at Eli Lilly, he held several key leadership position and in his most recent role, he was responsible for the company's overall research and development efforts - helping to expand Lilly's R&D efforts in oncology and biotechnology - resulting in a pipeline of approximately 70 new molecular entities. During Steve’s time at Lilly, Lilly launched some of the most successful psychiatric drugs of all time including the current market leading antidepressant, Cymbalta, which was developed under Steve direction. Prior to Lilly, Steve served as Scientific Director of the National Institute of Mental Health. He has also served as Medical Director in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service. Steve is currently the Director of the Helen & Robert Appel Institute for Alzheimer's Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and a Venture Partner at Third Rock Ventures.

Steve has been the recipient of many awards and honors and has served on numerous committees and advisory boards. He has also authored or co-authored over 500 papers and book chapters has recently been appointed to the Science Board of the FDA. Steve is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Steve board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.