Anna Batarina, CFA
Prior to joining ATP in 2016, Anna worked on the strategy team at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She received an MA in Global Affairs (Global Health track) and a graduate certificate in Global Health and Public Health from Yale University. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University, a master’s degree in Finance from Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation, and a CFA charter.
Andrew Bayliffe, PhD
Andrew Bayliffe has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with expertise in the discovery and development of both small molecule and antibody therapeutics across a broad range of diseases areas. He joined Apple Tree Partners as a venture partner in 2019 from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he served as head of the Fibrosis and Lung Injury Discovery unit at GSK’s R&D headquarters in Stevenage, UK, and held senior roles in antibody discovery and development in the US and UK.
Andrew is an honorary professor at the Wolfson Institute of Experimental Medicine at Queens College in Belfast. He completed his undergraduate and PhD studies in pharmacology, physiology and molecular biology at Manchester University and Leeds University in the UK.
Raj Chopra, FRCP, FRCPath, FRSB, PhD
Raj Chopra brings to Elstar Therapeutics a wealth of experience in academic medical research, clinical practice, and biopharmaceutical industry leadership, with expertise in hematological oncology, solid tumor biology, transplantation, and cell therapies. He joined Apple Tree Partners as a venture partner in 2020 after serving as director of the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit at The Institute of Cancer Research in London, where he led one of the world’s largest academic drug discovery groups and focused on targeted protein degradation and complex 3D cell culture models. From 2009-2016, Raj was vice president of Translational and Early Drug Development at Celgene, leading an international team of more than 100 scientists. Prior to Celgene, Raj held leadership positions in AstraZeneca’s Oncology Therapeutics group.
Raj trained in medicine at University College London, where he also earned his PhD in medicine, cell and molecular biology. He started his academic career as director of Hematological Oncology at Christie Hospital and was group leader at the Paterson Institute of Cancer Research, both located in Manchester, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Pathologists, and the Royal Society of Biology. Raj is a co-founder of Monte Rosa Therapeutics, a biotech focused on targeted protein degradation.
Seth Harrison, MD
Seth received a BA degree from Princeton University, an MD and MBA both from Columbia University, and completed a surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Joseph A. Yanchik III
Joe received a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Maryland and a JD from the Villanova University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the New York, California, and District of Columbia bars.