Yuri is a serial entrepreneur, an expert in
drug development and venture investments in biotechnology and
Yuri brings almost a decade of drug discovery and development
experience from his previous role in a biotech startup where he
oversaw research and development of original medicines aimed at
treating diseases like Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis. Yuri
has a track record of not only raising over $20 million for his
previous ventures but also initiating and overseeing 4 clinical
trials and several pre-clinical studies, including studies in
transgenic mice. He also has experience in pharmaceutical product
launch, promotion, manufacturing and supply chain management.
Since 2013 Yuri also serves as a vice-president of the non-profit
Foundation "Science for Life Extension" whose goal is the
popularization of the fight against age-related diseases. To
further this cause, Yuri frequently blogs, speaks, writes op-ed
pieces, and participates in various TV and radio shows.
Yuri holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A.
from Columbia Business School.