Pathways to Entrepreneurship: Peter Kolchinsky, PhD '01, RA Capital Mgmt
What are the first steps in a career commercializing innovation? Join us to meet young entrepreneurs, navigate your career options, and explore innovation fellowship opportunities, followed by networking and refreshments.
Featuring Peter Kolchinsky, PhD '01, founder, Portfolio Manager, and Managing Director at RA Capital Management, LLC.
Hosted by Harvard Office of Technology Development and the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows.
About the speaker
Peter Kolchinsky, PhD '01, is a founder, Portfolio Manager, and Managing Director at RA Capital Management, LLC, a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in healthcare and life sciences. Peter is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools, and serves as a Board Member for various public and privately held companies, including Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wave Life Sciences Ltd. Peter also leads the firm’s outreach and publishing efforts, which aim to make a positive social impact and spark collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, including patients, physicians, researchers, policy makers, and industry. He authored “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup” and served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academy of Sciences. Peter holds a BS from Cornell University and a PhD in Virology from Harvard University.