Lesley Stolz, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Lasana Partners

Dr. Stolz has spent more than 15 years in executive positions in business and corporate development and operations in both large and small biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently she was Chief Business Officer at Annexon Biosciences and prior that she spent 5 years at Johnson & Johnson Innovation negotiating transactions and running the West coast JLABS business. She has over 25 years of industry experience working for companies that have been both technology platform and therapeutics focused. She has also held executive positions with BioTime, Inc., Sutro Biopharma, Inc., and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals where she was responsible for corporate strategy, fundraising and all aspects of partnering. Earlier in her career, she serves as Senior Director, Business Development for Aerovance, Inc., GPC Biotech AG in Munich, Germany, and several other companies. Dr. Stolz received her Ph.D. in chemistry and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology.