Meet the Beam team

Christine Bellon, Ph.D. Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Dr. Christine Bellon is Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Beam Therapeutics. She brings to Beam more than 25 years of experience in the life science industry. Prior to joining Beam, she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Forma Therapeutics, where she built and led a legal team, negotiated changes to the company’s operating structure, and played a key role in negotiations with Forma’s strategic partner. Prior to Forma, Dr. Bellon was senior vice president of legal affairs for Relay Therapeutics, where she helped obtain foundational partnerships for the company and formulated its intellectual property strategy. Prior to Relay, she served as vice president of legal affairs and corporate secretary at Blueprint Medicines, where she was instrumental in building its global IP portfolio, securing strategic partnerships and executing its initial public offering. Earlier in her career, Dr. Bellon practiced law and served in legal leadership roles at Hydra Biosciences and Infinity Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Bellon holds a B.S. in chemistry from Yale University; a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she did research in the laboratory of K. Barry Sharpless; and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a trustee of the Boston Museum of Science.