Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D.


Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D., has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2021. Dr. Kolchinsky has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare investing and is the Founder of and a Managing Partner at RA Capital Management, L.P. RA Capital Management is a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies that are developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics and research tools. Dr. Kolchinsky has also served on the boards of directors of ICOSAVAX, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICVX), a vaccine development company, since March 2021, and WAVE Life Sciences, Ltd. (Nasdaq: WVE), a biotechnology company focused on delivering therapies for patients with serious, genetically-defined diseases, since 2015, in addition to a number of private companies. Dr. Kolchinsky was previously a member of the board of directors of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DRNA), from 2013 to December 2019, Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: FMTX), from December 2019 to October 2022 and Synthorx, Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: THOR), from 2018 to January 2020, all public pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Kolchinsky also served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academy of Sciences, and is the author of “The Great American Drug Deal” and “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup”. He founded the non-profit No Patient Left Behind to advocate for healthcare reforms that would solve affordability and promote continued biomedical innovation. Dr. Kolchinsky holds a BA from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University.