Kara Herlihy, Ph.D.

Kara is passionate regarding discovery of new therapeutics for patients and has extensive experience in pre-clinical Oncology drug discovery. Kara gained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland and afterwards moved to the United States to pursue post-doctoral studies at the Physics department, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. In 1999, Kara joined Biacore, Inc. where her work focused on supporting new and existing biosensor researchers and facilitating implementation of biosensors in a wide range of research applications. Kara subsequently had leadership roles including biophysics, enzymology and cell biology at Novartis, AstraZeneca and Syros pharmaceuticals. In addition, Kara served as project leader for several multi-disciplinary drug discovery projects and contributed significantly to early discovery strategies and lead optimization campaigns. When not doing science, Kara loves to practice yoga and hike up mountains!