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Ljudmila Katchan

R&D Lead

Ljudmila joined NLC in June 2022. She holds a MSc in physics from Denmark and a PhD in Neuroscience from Germany. Ljudmila has 10+ years of experience in R&D in both academic and corporate setting. After her postdoc at UC Berkeley Ljudmila supported life science startups in the Bay Area with R&D strategy and technical consulting. She gained expertise in preclinical development in early stage startups in both US and Europe. In San Francisco Ljudmila led the in-vitro biology team at SyntheX inc (platform licensed for 300M to BMS). In Copenhagen Ljudmila led an R&D team at Cirqle Biomedical (a BII portfolio company) to a successful 350M licensing deal with Orbimed. At NLC Ljudmila will leverage her expertise to support and develop early stage Biotech ventures ensuring the innovations ultimately reach and impact patient lives.