Christina Isacson, Ph.D., Partner

Christina Isacson is a Partner of Lightstone Ventures and focuses on investments in the biopharmaceutical sector. Christina has spent over 15 years in the biotech industry across operational roles and in venture capital. She brings experience in creating, launching, building and operating early stage biotechnology companies including Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGTA) and Decibel Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DBTX).

Before joining Lightstone in 2021, Christina was part of the founding team and Chief Business Officer at Magenta Therapeutics where she was accountable for portfolio strategy and management, program management, business development, alliance management and commercial strategy. Prior to Magenta, Christina was Principal at Third Rock Ventures, an early-stage life sciences venture capital firm. At Third Rock, Christina focused on new company formation, due diligence, and led business development efforts more broadly on behalf of Third Rock. Prior to being part of the founding teams of Magenta and Decibel, Christina held operational roles at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) in corporate development. In addition, she has held venture roles with Boston University’s Technology Development Fund and with Accelerator Corp (Fund I).

Originally trained as a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, leading the integration of science and medicine with business is a fundamental objective in her career.

Education:

Ph.D. Neuroscience from Tufts University School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
B.Sc. Biology from McGill University

Sector: Biopharmaceuticals

Location: Boston

 
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