Vice President & Editor in Chief
BioCentury Inc.

Simone serves as Vice President and Editor in Chief, with responsibility for content and data across BioCentury’s intelligence platform, including analysis, multimedia and the BCIQ database. She directs coverage of innovation across the biotech ecosystem and the financing, regulatory and policy drivers behind it, the emergence of new trends and the growth of hubs, and the identification of white space targets and technologies. In addition, she leads BioCentury’s annual Back to School project. Simone is also co-host of The BioCentury Show, BioCentury’s twice monthly in-depth conversation with global leaders who are determining the future of medicine, is a regular contributor on the BioCentury This Week podcast, and moderates panels globally on key topics for the biopharma industry.

Prior to joining BioCentury in 2013, Simone held roles at Nektar Therapeutics, Exponent and the Weizmann Institute of Science, after conducting a postdoc in signal transduction at the University of California San Francisco. She is an active advocate for women in leadership and was on the board of Women in Bio in 2013-20. Simone holds a PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from the Weizmann and a BA in Pharmacology from Cambridge University. She is a Fulbright scholar.

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