Ivan Galanin was nice enough to take time out of his busy schedule to talk to students in my Applied Investing and Social Entrepreneurship classes about entrepreneurship and healthcare related topics. Ivan has had a long and successful career in healthcare in large pharma companies such as Sanofi and as the Director of Commercial Development at Mount Sinai, among many other roles. He is currently involved in several startups in the healthcare, technology, and beauty sectors, and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping students get a real world view of what it's like to actual start an entrepreneurial venture and lead it on a day-to-day basis. His experience and perspective was especially relevant to students in my Social Entrepreneurship course who are enrolled in the CCNY Master's in Translational Medicine (MTM) program. Thanks Ivan!
Ivan Galanin is currently the founder of two companies, Adipeau, a new brand that addresses the skin's most neglected component (fat) and CuraPersona, a blockchain enabled knowledge curation platform focused on wellness. Previously, he founded My Personal Therapeutics, a company that helps patients select cancer treatments based on testing in fruit fly avatars and Plexcera, a company that developed a treatment for a rare genetic disease (Farber's). He sold Plexcera to Roivant Sciences. He received his scientific training at sanofi, where he was responsible for external research in inflammation, fibrosis and wound repair. Ivan attended business school at Carnegie Mellon University and college at Yale University.