Dr. Elizabeth Schwarzbach oversees collaborations and partnerships at The New York Stem Cell Foundation. Liz has an extensive background in industry and academia drug discovery and development. She began her career as a biologist in Merck Research Labs, received her PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, led numerous strategic engagements as a manager with L.E.K. Consulting’s Life Sciences practice, then transitioned to GlaxoSmithKline R&D Strategy, and spent a short time as Head, Business Development for Axovant Sciences. As a non-profit leader, Liz served as Chief of Staff of Sanford Burnham Prebys, a private research institute headquartered in La Jolla, California.