J. Leighton Read, M.D.

J. Leighton Read, M.D.

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Dr. Leighton Read is a biotechnology entrepreneur and investor. He is a General Partner at Alloy Ventures, a private equity firm focused on information technology and the life sciences. Dr. Read founded Aviron, a biopharmaceutical company focused on vaccines for infectious disease, where he served as Chairman and CEO until 1999 and Director until its acquisition by MedImmune. In 1988, he co-founded Affymax NV, under the direction of Dr. Alejandro Zaffaroni. Dr. Read received a B.S. from Rice University in Psychology and Biology (1973), an MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (1976) and completed internal medicine training at Duke and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston where he held appointments at the Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health.