Maria has more than 13 years of experience in business development and licensing in the life sciences. She has held senior roles at Radius Health and Dyax and helped build many seed-stage, venture-backed and publicly-traded companies across various therapeutic areas and modalities, most recently Q-State Biosciences, IsoPlexis and Windgap Medical. At AesRx, Maria supported the company’s acquisition by Baxter. At Radius Health, she negotiated numerous licensing and collaboration agreements with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, involving pre-clinical and clinical assets. Earlier in her career, Maria worked with Dyax Corp., where she led the company’s in-licensing activities and managed the associated alliances. In 2009, Maria was named a mentor for the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, an organization that educates entrepreneurs and helps them build successful businesses. She received graduate degrees from the Universities of Hannover and Cologne and performed her Ph.D. studies in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Maria also holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.