Julian Peat, PhD
- Licensing and Alliance Manager
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Julian is currently Alliance & Licensing Manager at Partners HealthCare – the umbrella organization for leading Harvard research hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, that draw over $1.6 billion in annual research funding and count 3700 Harvard investigators. He manages and develops Partners’ strategic R&D alliances with industry partners, and leads commercialization of a portfolio of technologies spanning regenerative medicine, global health, infectious disease and RNA therapeutics.
Julian earned his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge as a Rutherford Scholar, where he studied epigenetic reprogramming in stem cells and development. While at Cambridge, he co-founded a cross-disciplinary biotechnology accelerator, the Innovation Forum, and its sister technology consultancy, Cambridge Squared, and served as an executive in both organizations as the Forum rapidly expanded to count 12 branches across 8 countries.
After pursuing postdoctoral studies in Cambridge, Julian joined genomics start-up Totogen to develop its first product offering, and travelled to Kyrgyzstan where he worked with the government and NGOs to build local agricultural genetics capacity. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community since 2014.