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Morag Grassie, Ph.D.

Sr. Associate Director, Blavatnik Fund for Innovation at Yale

Don’t doubt. Dare. - Mae Jemison

Morag Grassie is the Associate Director of the Blavatnik Fund for Innovation. The Fund helps Faculty members translate early-stage life science discoveries into fundable high-impact biomedical products and facilitates the formation of commercial partnerships. 

She brings a diverse range of experience to the role: academic research (research fellow in the field of intracellular signaling), pharma (preclinical research in target discovery, lead discovery and lead optimization ) and entrepreneurship (business owner and enabled/mentored over 100 small creative retail businesses under one umbrella at 2 bricks and mortar retail locations).

Morag graduated from Glasgow University, Scotland earning a Ph.D. in virology and B.Sc. in molecular biology.