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Marian Nakada
VP, Venture Investments at Johnson & Johnson Innovation


Marian is Vice President, Venture Investments at Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC) and is based in Boston.  She focuses on pharmaceutical investments in East Coast companies that are in areas of strategic interest to Johnson & Johnson.  Marian previously held roles at Centocor R&D, Janssen R&D, and Janssen Business Development.   She has a BA in Biology from Harvard College and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania.  Marian was the JJDC investor for CoStim Pharmaceuticals, Rodin Therapeutics, and Padlock Therapeutics and currently sits on the Board of Navitor Pharmaceuticals, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals and the New England Venture Capital Association.

Agenda Sessions

  • To go IPO or Remain Private?