Carsten Brunn, Ph.D.
Carsten Brunn, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer at Selecta Biosciences (Nasdaq: SELB), a clinical stage precision immune tolerance platform company. Before joining Selecta, he was president of pharmaceuticals for the Americas region at Bayer, and prior to that he served as president of Bayer Pharmaceuticals in Japan. Dr. Brunn previously served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), and he was chairman of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) Japan. Over his extensive career, Dr. Brunn has held leadership positions at Eli Lilly, Novartis, Basilea and Bausch and Lomb. He graduated from the University of Freiburg in Germany with a M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences, and he earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Hamburg, Germany. He also studied at the University of Washington and completed his executive education at London Business School.