Heather Petty
Heather Petty

Senior Manager, Program Development

Heather has been with Xontogeny since it was founded in 2016, starting as an Associate to support the build out of the company’s due diligence process and engagement with entrepreneurs and scientific founders. In her current role as Senior Manager of Program Development, Heather works with the team to construct program activities for portfolio companies and companies in final diligence stages. These activities span optimization of early preclinical through clinical development and includes building upon existing vendor relationships, evaluating appropriate service providers, and assessing the competitive landscape.

Prior to joining Xontogeny, Heather interned at Sarepta Therapeutics in support of the eteplirsen (Exondys51) FDA advisory committee hearing. She obtained her MBS degree from Keck Graduate Institute, a specialized program that focuses on translating ideas into commercial products in the biopharmaceutical industry across all modalities and therapeutic areas. Prior to that, she conducted breast cancer cell research and worked to develop a novel diagnostic for early detection of sepsis while acquiring her undergraduate degree at Southwestern University. Heather currently sits on the Young Professional Executive Committee for The Genesis Foundation, a non-profit that provides coordinated care to patients with rare and genetic diseases and is an active member of Women in Bio.

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