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Marie-Claire Peakman, MRPHARMS, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

MARIE-CLAIRE PEAKMAN, MRPHARMS, PHD is Executive Director, WWBD and Partner at Pfizer Ventures. Marie-Claire is responsible for identifying, evaluating, making and managing equity investments aligned with the future directions of Pfizer. She currently has responsibility for Pfizer’s investments in Capstan Therapeutics, Crossbow Therapeutics, DEM Biopharma, Grey Wolf Therapeutics, Mediar Therapeutics, Mozart Therapeutics and TRex Bio.

Marie-Claire brings 25 years of scientific leadership at Pfizer, delivering small molecule therapeutics to the clinic and to market across multiple therapeutic areas. Most recently she led the Primary Pharmacology Group which she founded in 2009 and which played key roles in the identification of Paxlovid™ (nirmatrelvir), Cibinqo™ (abrocitinib), Litfulo™ (ritlecitinib) and multiple other small molecules currently in the clinic. She has additional experience leading compound management, high throughput ADME, data support and management, genetically modified models, bioimaging and biobanking. Prior to Pfizer Marie-Claire gained experience at The Wellcome Foundation, at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK and held postdoctoral positions at Yale University. She is a member of the advisory board for Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and has multiple roles on non-profit boards in the community.

Marie-Claire received a B.Pharm.Hons. degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Physiology & Pharmacology from the University of Nottingham U.K. She is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Email: [email protected]

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Barbara Dalton, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Senior Managing Partner

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Rana Al-Hallaq, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Michael Baran, MBA, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Irena Melnikova, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Christopher O’Donnell, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Partner

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Denis Patrick, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Managing Partner

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Marie-Claire Peakman, MRPHARMS, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

MARIE-CLAIRE PEAKMAN, MRPHARMS, PHD is Executive Director, WWBD and Partner at Pfizer Ventures. Marie-Claire is responsible for identifying, evaluating, making and managing equity investments aligned with the future directions of Pfizer. She currently has responsibility for Pfizer’s investments in Capstan Therapeutics, Crossbow Therapeutics, DEM Biopharma, Grey Wolf Therapeutics, Mediar Therapeutics, Mozart Therapeutics and TRex Bio.

Marie-Claire brings 25 years of scientific leadership at Pfizer, delivering small molecule therapeutics to the clinic and to market across multiple therapeutic areas. Most recently she led the Primary Pharmacology Group which she founded in 2009 and which played key roles in the identification of Paxlovid™ (nirmatrelvir), Cibinqo™ (abrocitinib), Litfulo™ (ritlecitinib) and multiple other small molecules currently in the clinic. She has additional experience leading compound management, high throughput ADME, data support and management, genetically modified models, bioimaging and biobanking. Prior to Pfizer Marie-Claire gained experience at The Wellcome Foundation, at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK and held postdoctoral positions at Yale University. She is a member of the advisory board for Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund and has multiple roles on non-profit boards in the community.

Marie-Claire received a B.Pharm.Hons. degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Physiology & Pharmacology from the University of Nottingham U.K. She is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Email: [email protected]

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Barbara Dalton, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Senior Managing Partner

Media Name: Rana 300x170.jpg
Rana Al-Hallaq, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Michael Baran, MBA, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Irena Melnikova, PHD

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Christopher O’Donnell, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Partner

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Denis Patrick, PHD

Vice President, WWBD / Managing Partner