Vikram Pansare *15, CBE

Associate Director, Scientific Affairs, BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Following graduation from Purdue University, I worked in the lab of Prof. Robert K. Prud'homme in the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering at Princeton where I completed my PhD in 2015. My thesis was focused on the study and applications of nanoparticle systems, particularly with regards to diagnostics and drug delivery. After a brief stint as a startup founder, I decided to expand my skillset by joining McKinsey and Co. as a generalist consultant in the Chicago office. Over the next 2 years, I served a variety of clients across biopharma, automotive manufacturing, medical devices, and TMT in roles focused on strategy and M&A. 

My current role is in Scientific Affairs at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, where I'm part of the team working on the diagnostics side of an investigative gene therapy for hemophilia A. In my spare time, you'll either find me at the gym, out biking, hiking, or running in the beautiful Bay Area hills, or reading a good book. I look forward to connecting with you!

"I connected to GradFUTURES through Amy Pscczolkowski, who helped me with my transition from academia to consulting. My career so far has taken numerous twists and turns, from the halls of academia, to the fast paced world of startups, and onward to the management consulting and biopharma industries. Along the way I learned many lessons from my successes and failures, and the numerous mentors along the way. I look forward to sharing my experiences, both positive and negative. 

Keep your opportunity set as wide as possible and use the Princeton network to talk to people in the fields you may be interested in. You might be surprised at how many unusual or unorthodox avenues are open to you and in need of your unique skills!"

Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!

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