Alexandra Taracanova, PhD
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Alexandra Taracanova, PhD

Vice President, New Ventures

Alexandra is responsible for the development and execution of the Academic Partnership program at RTW, specifically focused on sourcing promising innovative science from UK and European academic institutions.

Prior to joining RTW, Alexandra served as Medical Science Liaison at Novartis, where she led clinical oncology research collaborations. Prior to joining Novartis, she was a Life Science Specialist at LEK Consulting, where she provided consulting services to biopharmaceutical and medical technology clients.

The most rewarding experience is working with an exceptional team to find the next breakthrough therapies for patients in need. As a scientist witnessing the incredible rate of innovation in life sciences, it is an honor to be a part of the story.

Alexandra received her PhD in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Tufts University School of Medicine. She was recognized as Dean’s Fellow for her academic achievements and her thesis work was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Alexandra graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from State University of New York Plattsburgh.