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Expert in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Business Development, Technical Assessment, Business Strategy

Expert ID: 733195 Maryland, USA

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Expert brings over 20 years of research and business development expertise in biotechnology. Expert received his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University. After completing his postdoctoral training at the NIH, Expert worked at Applied Biosystems, where he was integrally involved in bringing a novel HIV drug resistance kit to market. He then moved to VaxGen, where he ran a research group that supported two large international Phase 3 HIV vaccine trials. This work has resulted in numerous publications studying the effects of the vaccines in MSMs and IV drug users. Expert was a co-founder of a small molecule HIV and HCV therapeutic company, whose lead compound is now in Phase 1 clinical trials and is also a co-founder of a company focused on developing a proprietary molecule with broad utility for multiple vaccine and immunotherapeutic applications.

Expert is an accomplished business development executive, having completed over $300 million in transactions to date. The transactions include both in- and out-licensing and cover a range of areas including vaccines, computational chemistry, drug discovery platforms, and therapeutics.

Consulting Services:
-Licensing and transactions
-Business strategy & business plan development
-Market analysis
-Deal sourcing & technology evaluation

• Successful business development executive: Closed >$300M in deals
• Accomplished scientist: 29 publications; leader of productive research teams
• Effective communicator: Numerous international & domestic presentations; teacher for multiple undergraduate science classes; international business mentor

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Reading, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Wilmington, Delaware - Alexandria, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1997 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry Institution: Tulane University
Year: 1995 Degree: M.S Subject: Cell & Molecular Biology/Biochemistry Institution: Tulane University
Year: 1993 Degree: B.S. Subject: Botany Institution: Miami University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: One of two co-founders of a company focused on developing a proprietary molecule with broad utility for multiple vaccine and immunotherapeutic applications. Responsible for all business & corporate development and fundraising activities.
Years: 2014 to 2016 Employer: Carmot Therapeutics Title: VP of Business Development Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for deals and evaluation of all business and corporate development opportunities
• Led negotiations for research collaboration with Genentech (June 2016)
o Upfront, FTE support, preclinical & clinical milestones, royalties on net sales
• Ongoing negotiations with multiple large pharmaceutical companies
• Conducted market analysis and due diligence of new market opportunities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Business Mentor Department: Responsibilities: • Provide business, entrepreneurial, and technical assistant and advice to Russian & Georgian (Tbilisi) researchers
• Review business plans and provide recommendations for business plan competitions
• Assisted in on-the-ground entrepreneurial training in Russia (St. Petersburg, May 2011)
• Taught business development and scientific and technical English to Russian students and professors (St. Petersburg, June 2013)
• Business Mentor for scientists and academic groups; trained university & research organizations on how to set up and run a Technology Commercialization Office; trained individual scientists on how to commercialize their scientific products
Years: 2011 to 2012 Employer: Numerate Title: VP of Business Development Department: Responsibilities: • Sourced, led negotiations, and completed research collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim for an infectious disease target (terms not disclosed)
• Led negotiations and completed research collaborations with:
o Merck & Co. for a cardiovascular target (terms not disclosed)
o Large pharmaceutical company (undisclosed) for a CNS target
o A leading epigenetics company for an oncology target (terms not disclosed)

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1997 to 2000 Agency: National Institutes of Health Role: Postdoctoral & Research Fellowships Description: Conducted advanced research and published numerous papers in virology field

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to Present Country / Region: Numerous Summary: Conducted business in multiple regions throughout the world including Sweden, Russia, Republic of Georgia, Japan, Korea, Australia, Israel

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