TECH Talk: What Would You Like to Be When You Grow Up? Personal Lessons From My Career Choices
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fri
Dr. Bakalash is the CEO of several innovative companies in the medical space. She is a seasoned biotechnology entrepreneur and a surgeon with more than two decades of demonstrated leadership in the field of Ophthalmology. throughout her career she successfully leveraged interdisciplinary experiences from the worlds of Business, science, and medicine to drive innovation that would benefits patients lives, and answer unmet needs. she has successfully used her experience in clinical development, strategic planning, and business development guidance, and has been working closely with start-up companies, venture funds and global pharma companies- spanning the pharmaceutical, drug delivery and surgical device arenas.
Dr. Bakalash was born and raised in Israel, she holds an MD from Ben Gurion University, and a PhD in Neuroimmunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Moving to the US in 2006 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, she focused on stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. She then completed a Business degree from Northeastern University and returned to Harvard, where she commercialized innovations stemming from the medical school as a part of the tech transfer office. As a part of her work in large pharmaceutical companies, she was tasked with carving the strategic direction and the creation of innovative portfolios, to enable commercial success. she opened her own consulting company in 2017.