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Director, Member of the Compensation Committee
Dr. Brinda Balakrishnan currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., where she leads initiatives on corporate strategy, mergers/acquisitions/licensing, and alliance management. Dr. Balakrishnan’s prior experience includes co-founding a rare disease, ophthalmic biotech company focused on Stargardt Disease. She has also served biopharma clients as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and led various deals in business development at Genzyme.
Dr. Balakrishnan earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and conducted her medical training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.