Washington, DC – Friends of Cancer Research (Friends), a Washington, DC-based think tank and advocacy organization, announced the appointment of Joel S. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. /Alexandria Venture Investments, to its Board of Directors.
In addition to his work in life science real estate, Mr. Marcus is the co-founder of Alexandria Venture Investments, which invests in groundbreaking pharmaceutical and biotechnological research, and the Alexandria Summit, an annual meeting where innovators from different fields address critical challenges in global healthcare.
“Joel has decades of experience as a leader in public and private support for scientific research,” said Dr. Ellen Sigal, Chair and Founder of Friends of Cancer Research. “He knows what it takes to produce true innovation and he will be an invaluable partner and advisor to Friends. We are honored to have him join our board of directors.”
Joel Marcus is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates over 17 million square feet of life science real estate. He is the co-founder of Alexandria Venture Investments and the Alexandria Summit, an annual meeting where innovators from the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, medicine, academia, advocacy, and government work to advance critical health science issues. Mr. Marcus serves on the boards of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), Atara Biotherapeutics, The Hamner Insitutes for Health Sciences, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), and the Accelerator Corporation, a biotechnology investment and development company that he helped to found. For a full bio of Joel Marcus, Click Here
“Through groundbreaking partnerships and innovative approaches to advocacy, Ellen Sigal and her world-class team at Friends of Cancer Research are having a profound impact on accelerating innovations in oncology,” said Mr. Marcus, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc./Alexandria Venture Investments. “I am honored to join the board of such a high-quality organization that is creating a more open and productive dialogue on cancer among public and private sectors.”
Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) is a cancer research think tank and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. Friends is our country’s leading voice in advocating for policies and solutions that will get treatments to patients in the safest and quickest way possible. Working with federal health agencies, congressional leadership, academic research centers and private sector industry, Friends continues to create innovative educational, policy, and scientific approaches to improve health outcomes and cancer care.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) is the largest and leading investment-grade REIT focused principally on owning, operating, and developing high-quality, sustainable real estate for the broad and diverse life science industry. Founded in 1994, Alexandria has the first-mover advantage in every core life science cluster location, including Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay, San Diego, New York City, Seattle, Suburban Washington, D.C., and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria’s high-credit client tenants span the life science industry, including renowned academic and medical institutions, multinational pharmaceutical companies, public and private biotechnology entities, U.S. government research agencies, medical device companies, clean technology companies, venture capitalists, and life science product and service companies. As the recognized real estate partner of the life science industry, Alexandria has a superior track record in driving client tenant productivity and innovation through its best-in-class laboratory and office space, collaborative locations proximate to leading research institutions, unparalleled life science real estate expertise and services, and longstanding and expansive network in the life science community. For additional information on Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., please visit www.are.com.