Linda Kadi, PhD

Business Development Manager
With diverse experience in biology, translational research, business development and startups, Linda is applying her skills to bring innovative solutions to patients.

Linda Kadi joined the Wyss Center as Business Development Manager in January 2022. She contributes to the translation of the more mature assets of the Wyss Center portfolio through a wide range of activities including the execution of business development strategy, risk assessment as well as engagements between the Wyss Center and potential licensees or industrial partners.

Linda holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Geneva (2006) working mainly on identifying new roles of chemokines in nervous system inflammation and myelin repair and pursued academic research at the hematology department of CHUV Lausanne as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2011, she completed her education by performing a dual certificate of advanced studies (1) In Management of Biotech Medtech and Pharma Ventures at EPFL and (2) In Clinical Research at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. 

Before joining the Wyss Center, Linda worked as a scientific analyst for a US venture capital firm evaluating investment opportunities. Prior to that, she worked at the pharmaceutical company Debiopharm International SA (Lausanne) where she assumed several roles including the scientific and business evaluation of innovative therapeutic opportunities, and the development of innovative therapeutic programs from preclinical up to early clinical stage in the fields of oncology and CNS.

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