Vanessa joined the CRI team in September 2014 as a senior research analyst for CRI’s Clinical Accelerator program. She is now the associate director for the Clinical Accelerator, where she works closely with the managing director of the CRI Venture Fund to help lead the program’s scientific diligence efforts and developmental strategies.
Prior to joining CRI, Vanessa was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU School of Medicine, studying the role of a common gene variant and its effects on Graft-Versus-Host-Disease. Vanessa received her Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine studying T cell activation, her M.B.A. in Management/Finance from Mercy College School of Business, and her B.S. in Biology from Fordham University. Prior to graduate school, Vanessa worked as a research technician studying the co-stimulatory molecule ICOS in Graft-versus-Host-Disease and Graft-versus-Leukemia.
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