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James Joseph Marr

James Joseph Marr, American venture capitalist. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Infectious Diseases.


  • Marr, James Joseph was born on October 21, 1938 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Son of J. Joseph and Mildred Adele Marr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Xavier University, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1964. Master of Science, St. Louis University, 1968.


    • Intern Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1964-1965. Resident Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, 1969-1970. Postdoctoral fellow in microbiology St. Louis University, 1967-1969.

      Assistant professor medicine and microbiology Washington University, St. Louis, 1970-1975, associate professor, 1975-1976. Professor medicine and microbiology St. Louis University, 1976-1982. Professor medicine and biochemistry University Colorado, Denver, 1982-1989.

      Senior vice president drug discovery Monsanto/Searle, Skokie, Illinois, 1989-1993. Vice president Research and development Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, Boulder, Colorado, 1993-1996. Chief Executive Officer Immunologic Pharmaceutical Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1996-1999.

      General partner Pacific Rim Ventures, Inc., since 2000. Board directors Sequitur, Inc., Immunologic Pharmaceuticals, Primal, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Infectious Diseases.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


    Board trustees Estes Park (Colorado) Medical Center, 1994-1996. Board directors Estes Park Medical Center Foundation, Larimer County Department Health, American Red Cross (Northern Colorado). Advisor Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts American, St. Louis, 1975-1982.

    Captain United States Army Special Forces, 1966-1968. Fellow American College of Physicians, American Academy Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Association of Physicians. Member American Society Clinical Investigation, American College Physician Executives, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi.



    Scuba diving, climbing, skiing, martial arts (2 black belts), poetry, writing.


    • Married Martha Eleanor Marr, June 29, 1963. Children: Kathleen, Joseph, John, Kerry, James.
    • father: J. Joseph
    • mother: Mildred Adele Marr
    • spouse: Martha Eleanor Marr
    • children: Kathleen Marr
    • Joseph Marr
    • John Marr
    • Kerry Marr
    • James Marr
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    Born October 21, 1938
    • 1959
      Xavier University
    • 1964
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1968
      St. Louis University
    • 1964 - 1965
      Intern, Johns Hopkins Hospital
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
      postdoctoral fellow, in microbiology St. Louis University
    • 1969 - 1970
      resident, Barnes Hospital
    • 1970 - 1975
      assistant, professor medicine and microbiology Washington University
    • 1976 - 1982
      professor, medicine and microbiology St. Louis University
    • 1982 - 1989
      professor, medicine and biochemistry University Colorado
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      senior, vice president drug discovery Monsanto/Searle
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 1993 - 1996
      vice president, Research and Development Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals
      Boulder, Colorado, United States
    • 1996 - 1999
      Chief Executive Officer, Immunologic Pharmaceutical Corporation
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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