The biotechnology industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and a group of women entrepreneurs are driving innovation in the field. These women are breaking barriers and paving the way for the next generation of scientists and business leaders. At Scispot, we believe in promoting gender diversity in STEM fields and are proud to celebrate the achievements of these women who are changing the world.
Dr. Jennifer Doudna - Co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences and Intellia Therapeutics
Dr. Doudna's groundbreaking work on CRISPR gene-editing technology earned her the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020. As a co-founder of Editas Therapeutics, Caribou Biosciences, Mammoth Biosciences, and Intellia Therapeutics, she continues to drive innovation in the field.
Katya Tsaioun - Apredica
Katya Tsaioun is a successful entrepreneur who founded Apredica, an ADME-Tox CRO in 2006. Her innovative approach to drug discovery has helped many companies to develop life-changing products and treatments.
Dr. Helen Torley - President and CEO of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr Helen Torley plays a pivotal role in development and commercialization of drug delivery technologies at Halozyme Therapeutics. She has led successful product launches such as Miacalcin®, Kyprolis®, Prolia®, and Sensipar®.
Osahon Ojeaga - CEO of Aja Lab
Osahon Ojeaga is the CEO of Aja Lab, a company that develops plant-based hair care products. With a mission to make superhuman hair from plants, Aja Lab aims to create healthier hair and a healthier planet.
Dr. Rachel Haurwitz - CEO of Caribou Biosciences
As the co-founder of Caribou Biosciences, Dr. Haurwitz leads the development of gene-editing technologies that hold great promise for treating a range of genetic diseases.
Anne-Sophie Mertgen - CEO of Micro Meat
Anne-Sophie Mertgen is passionate about saving the planet and animal welfare. That is why she started her own company, Micro Meat, with the goal of creating sustainable and ethical meat products using cell-based technology.
Dr. Julie Gerberding - Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck
Dr. Gerberding leads Merck's efforts to put patients at the center of its research and development efforts.
Lindsay Pino - Co-founder and CTO at Talus Bio
Lindsay Pino is the leader of the scientific and technology development team at Talus Bio, a company that uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and proteomics techniques to make drug discovery faster and more efficient.
Dr. Alice Zhang - CEO of Verge Genomics
Dr. Alice Zhang is a young leader who leverages her expertise in electrical engineering to lead Verge Genomics in its use of artificial intelligence to discover and develop new therapies for neurological diseases. Her passion for science and commitment to using technology to make a difference have earned her recognition as an influential leader under the age of 40 in the health/bioscience category by Fortune.
Holly Ganz - CSO at AnimalBiome
Holly Ganz is a microbial ecologist turned entrepreneur who founded AnimalBiome, a company that provides genetic data on the gut microbiome of pets to enable pet parents to provide the best care for their companions. Her innovative approach to pet care has helped many pet owners to understand and improve their pets' health. Ganz's commitment to animal welfare and her dedication to advancing science in the biotech industry are an inspiration to us all.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder of Biocon
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the founder of Biocon and has expanded the company's activities to include drug development for cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders. She is a trailblazer in the biotech industry and has received numerous awards and honors for her contributions to the field. Mazumdar-Shaw's commitment to affordable healthcare and philanthropy is an inspiration to all aspiring entrepreneurs.
Ponni Anand - CEO of Ignyte Bio
Ponni Anand is the CEO of Ignyte Bio, a company that offers high-quality biological reagents to support research, product, and assay development. Her background in cell and gene therapy has been instrumental in the success of Ignyte Bio, which provides products that are "Made by Scientists for Scientists." Under Anand's leadership, Ignyte Bio has gained a reputation for its high-quality products and exceptional customer service.
Dr. Anne Wojcicki - CEO and Co-founder of 23andMe
Dr. Anne Wojcicki is the co-founder and CEO of 23andMe, a company that brings genetic testing and analysis services to millions of people, helping them better understand their health and ancestry. Her visionary approach to biotech and her dedication to helping people improve their health have earned her recognition as one of the most influential women in biotech. Dr. Wojcicki's leadership at 23andMe has paved the way for more people to access life-changing genetic information.
Dr. Sandhya Sriram - CEO and Co-founder of Shiok Meats
Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the Group CEO and Co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., a company that develops cell-based seafood and meat. Her expertise in stem cell biology and business development has been instrumental in the success of Shiok Meats, the first cell-based seafood and meat company in Southeast Asia. Dr. Sriram's dedication to sustainable and ethical food production is an inspiration to all entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in the world.
Dr. Reshma Shetty - Co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks
Dr. Reshma Shetty co-founded Ginkgo Bioworks, which develops custom microbes for various industries, including healthcare and agriculture, leveraging her expertise in biological engineering. The young entrepreneur achieved the ‘Unicorn’ status for Gingko Bioworks. Her innovative approach to biotech and her commitment to sustainability have earned her recognition as one of the true leaders in the biotech industry.
Dr. Katrine Bosley - CEO of Editas Medicine
As the CEO of Editas Medicine, Dr. Bosley leads the development of gene-editing therapies for rare diseases, drawing on her extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Her passion and dedication towards science is very much inevitable from her words in one of her interviews:
“For anybody who’s done experiments, usually your first experiment doesn’t work. Your first experiment tells you you didn’t get it all set up right. It’s like a lot of us are doing a lot more baking these days, and we all know that the first time we bake something, it doesn’t really quite turn out like it did on the Great British Baking Show. So practice makes perfect. And same thing with sciences.”
Surbhi Sarna - Group Partner at Y Combinator
Surbhi Sarna has continued her journey as an entrepreneur and investor in the healthcare industry. She is currently working closely with companies in both the bio healthcare space and tech as part of her role at Y Combinator. Her previous role as CEO of nVision Medical, which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2018, demonstrates her ability to create and lead successful ventures in the healthcare industry. In addition, she serves as a board director for several companies, including Penumbra Medical, Biora, Omniscient Neurotechnology, YourChoice Therapeutics, and AOA. Surbhi's extensive experience in the healthcare industry and her success in building nVision Medical have made her a valuable asset to these companies.
Dr. Ezhil Subbian - CEO & Co-Founder
Dr Subbian is a distinguished scientist and innovator with over two decades of experience in biobased product development. She is known for her deep technical expertise and her passion for using biology to create sustainable solutions. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Women Transforming India Award from the United Nations/NITI Aayog. She brings a unique perspective to her work at String and is committed to making a positive impact on the world through her scientific contributions.
Scispot is committed to empowering women in science and promoting gender diversity in the STEM fields. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for driving innovation and progress in the biotech industry and beyond. To support this goal, Scispot is dedicated to highlighting the achievements of women scientists and entrepreneurs, providing resources and opportunities for women in STEM, and advocating for policies that promote gender equality in the workplace. We believe that by empowering women in science, we can create a more equitable and innovative future for everyone.
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