Relationship to 17a
Health innovation
Mentor, past partner, and original inspiration to start 17a

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
SVP Innovation, Chief Innovation Officer

Lesley Solomon

What would you do if you had absolute power?
Eliminate all food allergies.

What are you listening to?
Whatever my kids like. Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5

What is the coolest thing you've learned in 2018?
That you can take a video of your iPhone screen activity.

What new innovation or org have you heard about working in this space that excites you?
Protein Degradation. Drugging the “undruggable”.

Who is your biggest inspiration?
My 9 year old son who has severe food allergies yet manages to get through the day and pretty much love every part of life other than his allergies. He has more energy than any person I’ve ever met and only wants to be a professional soccer player.

Who would you most like to switch places with for a day?
One of my kids. I would love to have the innocent, fun-loving, attitude with little knowledge yet about all of the bad things in the world. Where the biggest concern is “Are we playing football or soccer during recess?”