Deborah Geraghty, PhD

Deborah Geraghty


Dr. Geraghty brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in the life sciences industry across corporate and portfolio strategy, commercial, and finance. Dr. Geraghty currently serves as chief operating officer of Anokion, where she is responsible for business and corporate development, finance, strategic planning, program management, investor relations, and communications. Prior to Anokion, Dr. Geraghty was senior vice president of corporate strategy at Dimension Therapeutics, where she had a leading role in the company’s private fundraising activities and initial public offering, was responsible for driving gene therapy portfolio growth, and helped lead the acquisition of the company by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. Before Dimension, Dr. Geraghty was a founder and vice president, project and portfolio development at Cydan Development, an orphan drug accelerator that raised $26 million to identify and de-risk assets with therapeutic and commercial potential. Earlier in her biotech career, Dr. Geraghty was a founder of Back Bay Strategies and held multiple positions at Aileron Therapeutics, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Kendall Strategies, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, and Genzyme Corp. Dr. Geraghty also serves on the board of directors of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Foundation for Research Development (FRD), the university’s technology transfer office since 1998. She earned a B.S. in biology at Union College, an M.B.A. from the Carroll School at Boston College, and a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Vermont.

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