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Michael Baran, MBA, Ph.D.

Executive Director, WRDM / Partner

Michael Baran, MBA, PHD is Executive Director, WRDM and Partner at Pfizer Ventures. Mike is responsible for identifying, evaluating, making and managing equity investments aligned with the future directions of Pfizer. He currently has responsibility for Pfizer’s investments in Anjarium Biosciences, Autobahn Therapeutics, Interius BioTherapeutics, ImCheck Therapeutics, ImmunOs Therapeutics, Magnolia Neurosciences, Mediar Therapeutics, Parthenon Therapeutics, and TRex Bio. His prior investment responsibilities include Accelerator Life Science Partners, Bluelight Therapeutics, AnTolRx, and Netvation DL. Mike is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University and plays an active role in the NY/NJ early life science ecosystem as a Mentor in Residence for Rutgers University and a Venture Advisor for eLabNYC.

Prior to his current role, Mike held responsibilities in R&D portfolio strategy as well as managing scientific affairs for the R&D President’s office at Pfizer. Mike joined Pfizer from Nexomics Biosciences, a structural biology biotech company which he co-founded in 2006. Prior to his involvement at Nexomics he worked within the NIH Protein Structure Initiative’s Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium coordinating protein structure production efforts, including bioinformatics, protein expression/purification and 3D protein structure determination.

Mike received his BA in Biochemistry from Syracuse University, holds a MBA from Rutgers Business School, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School / Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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Barbara Dalton, Ph.D.

Vice President, WWBD / Senior Managing Partner

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Rana Al-Hallaq, Ph.D.

Executive Director, WWBD / Partner

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Christopher O’Donnell, Ph.D.

Executive Director, WRDM / Partner

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Denis Patrick, Ph.D.

Vice President, WRDM / Managing Partner

Marie-Claire Peakman, MRPharmS, Ph.D.

Executive Director, WRDM and Principal