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Laura Brass PhD, MBA, Managing Director at the Novartis Venture Fund

Laura Brass PhD, 

Managing Director

Cambridge, MA, USA


Laura Brass PhD, MBA is a Managing Director at the Novartis Venture Fund in Cambridge, MA, USA. Prior to NVF, Laura was a Managing Director at MPM Capital and, before that, a member of the founding management team and SVP BD for TriNetX. Laura has held various roles in business development and IP strategy, and was CEO of Aferon, an early-stage antiviral start-up. Laura holds a BA in Philosophy and BS in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and MBA, both from the University of Chicago.