As a native Brit but a converted Canadian, Dean has over 20 years of combined science and business experience. At a very young age, Dean’s scientific curiosity was sparked by his need to understand why plants were green. A trip to the library answered the question and seeded Dean’s career in life sciences. After completing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology at University College London in GPCR’s and signal transduction, Dean has worked as a drug developer at both large pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer and AstraZeneca) as well as small biotechs. Dean leveraged this valuable pharma industry experience to launch InSymbiosis in 2005 as a platform to improve the costs, timelines, and overall efficiency of the drug development process. This platform also helps biotechs to efficiently advance their drug assets towards key milestones.
Dean enjoys playing with creative business models, tennis, swimming, skiing, sailing and trying to answer the questions of his three young kids.