Women Who Inspire: Biotech and Pharmaceutics

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You are cordially invited to attend

A dynamic discussion to honor innovative women leaders in the
biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Networking Breakfast 7:30 am
Panel Presentation 8:00-9:15 am
Biogen Idec, 14 Cambridge Center, Building 6, Kendall Square
Parking is available in the garage across from Building 6

Moderated by:

Karen Weintraub
Health and science journalist, author, and former Boston Globe editor


  Joanna Horobin, MB, ChB
CMO, Verastem

Joanna is the Chief Medical Officer of Verastem, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells.  She was the former President of Syndax Pharmaceuticals. She received her Medical degree from the University of Manchester, England.
  Rosana Kapeller, MD
CSO, Nimbus Discovery

Rosana was VP of Research and Co-Founder of Aileron Therapeutics where she led the development of Aileron’s “Stapled Peptide” technology and the first stapled-peptide development candidate.  Under her scientific leadership, Aileron secured $60 million in venture financing over its first 4 years.  Previously, she was the Director of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Millennium Pharmaceuticals.
Daphne Zohar
CEO, PureTech Ventures

Daphne Zohar is the founder and managing partner of PureTech, a technology development company tackling tomorrow’s biggest healthcare challenges.  The firm works to identify promising scientific discoveries in academic labs and builds companies to advance discoveries to commercialization.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration.


RSVP is required to attend. 
Registration includes continental breakfast, coffee and tea.
$20 for professionals, $10 for students

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Kate Carleton
716 Columbus Avenue
Suite 400
Boston, Mass. 02120

Date & Location

Date: 10/16/2013
Time: 7:30 AM
Biogen Idec
14 Cambridge Center, Building 6,
Kendall Square

Parking is available in the garage across from Building 6.