As Executive Director, Erik Vogan is responsible for helping shape and implement the Quest's strategic vision. He oversees strategy, operations, and funding for the Quest, setting the mid- and long-term strategic and operational goals and raising the funds to enable those goals. This includes interacting with partners and collaborators, including industry, government, and philanthropic funders. He also is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and developing both administrative and software engineering professionals and guiding them to execute on the Quest's goals.
Erik Vogan's background as a structural biologist and biotechnology executive informs his role in the Quest, helping him communicate with scientists, engineers, and others. He holds a PhD in biochemistry from Brandeis and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining the Quest, he was a Program Manager for MIT's Industrial Liaison Program and held leadership positions in biopharma startups.