The Mason Public Leadership Lecture: John Crowley

After the diagnosis of two of his children with Pompe disease, a severe and often fatal neuromuscular disorder, John F. Crowley co-founded Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, a biotech start-up conducting treatment research. In 2001, Novazyme was acquired by Genzyme Corporation, and Crowley continued to play a lead role as senior vice president of Genzyme Therapeutics. Since 2005, he has served as chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a global biotechnology company that develops treatments for rare genetic conditions.

Crowley holds a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University, a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School and an MBA from Harvard. He is the author of a personal memoir: Chasing Miracles: The Crowley Family Journey of Strength, Hope, and Joy.

Crowley and his family were the inspiration for the 2010 major motion picture Extraordinary Measures starring Harrison Ford.


Friday, September 20, 2019 from 10:10am to 11:00am

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, 271 Auditorium
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

Event Type

Lectures and Discussions


Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community


Public Service and Outreach

Institute for Leadership Advancement
Event Contact Name

Allison Porter

Event Contact Phone Number

706 542-8118

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