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Fireside Chat: How Venture Capital Shapes the Biotech Industry

by | September 15, 2022

We discussed venture capital (VC) investment strategies and how they shape the biotech industry with Mira Chaurushiya, senior partner at Westlake Biopartners. Click on the video below to listen to the discussion.


Dr. Mira Chaurushiya is a senior partner at Westlake Village BioPartners in LA. She received her PhD in biological sciences from UCSD and was a postdoctoral fellow at Genentech before joining 5AM Ventures in 2016. In 2022, she brought her science and investing experience to Westlake Village BioPartners as senior partner.


Helen Sun, PhD – Postdoc, Gladstone Institutes

Michelle Reid – PhD candidate, UC Berkeley