Zafi Avnur, GHS FUND
Dr. Avnur is Chief Scientific officer and Partner at Quark Venture Inc. Dr. Avnur’s previous positions include Global Head of Academic Innovation at Roche Partnering where she created eleven startup companies, and Global Head of Neglected Diseases at Roche Partnering. In her earlier work at Roche, Dr. Avnur founded the “Finder” group for biomarkers for all therapeutic areas, overseeing scientific evaluations of partnering opportunities. Prior to her partnering roles, Dr. Avnur worked in pharma and diagnostics research and development for nearly 20 years. She was named Distinguished Scientist, the highest scientific appointment at Roche and her major scientific achievements there include advancing three compounds from early exploratory discovery research to the clinic.