Dr. Maki is an accomplished business development executive with nearly 20 years of deal-making and corporate development experience at both small biotechnology and large pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Maki previously served as vice president, venture science, corporate business development at Eli Lilly, where she was responsible for setting strategy and sourcing innovative science and therapeutics for Lilly in the Bay Area. Prior to Lilly, she held business development leadership roles with increasing responsibility starting at Medarex, followed by BMS (which acquired Medarex), Genentech, 23andMe, and Merck & Co. During her career, she has successfully led diligence and negotiations on numerous in- and out-licensing transactions, from early-stage research technologies to clinical-stage assets.
Dr. Maki earned a Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Stanford University, completed postdoctoral work in molecular biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, and received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Winnipeg in Canada.