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Dr. Silverman retired as a Managing Director of the Novartis Venture Fund in Cambridge, MA. Prior to joining NVF, she was Global Head of Oncology Research Operations for the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and Director of Business Development and Licensing at Pfizer and OSI Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Silverman was a founding scientist of Cadus Pharmaceuticals. She continues to provide consulting services in the biotechnology arena. Dr. Silverman is also very active in the non-profit community in the San Diego area with organizations such as the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, The American Academy of Pediatrics, The Humane Society of San Diego, and Encinitas Coastal Rotary.
Dr. Silverman earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Utah, followed by fellowships at Princeton and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Dr. Silverman joined the Board in 2020.