Sean Evans

Associate, Venture Investments

  • Focus: Pharmaceuticals
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Fun Fact: Sean lived in Tanzania for 2 years as a Peace Corps Education volunteer

Sean initiates and manages equity investments in support of the pharmaceutical sector in East North America.

Sean joins JJDC from our JLABS East North America team where he served as Scientific Engagement Lead. In this role, he was primarily responsible for identification, engagement and initial evaluation of regional strategically aligned early-stage ventures across therapeutics, medical devices and consumer.

Prior to J&J, Sean was Director, Business Development & Alliances with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Sean spent over seven years at JHTV evaluating early-stage life science academic innovation, supporting the JHU life science startup ecosystem, as well as establishing a variety of university-industry research collaborations focused on co-developing novel therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices. Outside of his role at Hopkins, Sean also co-founded a biotech company, Cogentis Therapeutics, focused on developing a peptide-based therapeutic for neurodegenerative disorders.

Sean received a BA in Biology from College of Charleston as well as an M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from Johns Hopkins University

Sean Evans