ALM, Biotechnology

Where will you be living next year?

What will you be doing?
I will continue serving as General Counsel for a NASDAQ traded biopharma company, focusing on patent and intellectual property procurement, portfolio development, and monetization. I love what I do because I get to brainstorm with top scientists, identify areas of therapeutic opportunity, acquire or develop rights in those areas, obtain research and data for enabling IP, and assemble portfolios in preparation for partnering and other transactions. To be successful in my area of expertise one must be competent in business, law and science. It’s a challenging role, but can be very rewarding.

What advice do you have for Harvard HES students, now that you have graduated?
Find an interest, and set out to be the best at it. For me, its the business of biotechnology, and more particularly, the business of biopharma. Harvard provides an opportunity to network with students having similar interests and with faculty having experience and contacts in your field. Make use of the opportunity to expand your network.

In what ways has your Harvard Extension degree impacted your career?
First, I gained a deeper knowledge of biotechnology. Second, I grew my network of like minded individuals in the field of biotechnology.