Speaker Biography

Peter DiLaura

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Peter DiLaura is an accomplished biotechnology executive with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry.  Driven by a passion for the role of emerging technologies in drug discovery, Peter’s career has spanned therapeutic platforms, genomics technologies, systems biology tools, and data sciences.  He is an advisor to a number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and venture capital firms.

From 2010 to 2016, Peter was the CEO of Second Genome, a South San Francisco biotechnology company developing novel drugs from microbiome science. While at Second Genome, Peter and his team advanced a lead program into clinical trials, closed over $65 million in Series A and Series B venture financing, and negotiated strategic partnerships with value in excess of $80 million.

Earlier in his career, Peter led all commercial operations at Ingenuity Systems, a systems biology company acquired by Qiagen for $105 million.  Peter began his career in life sciences as a strategy consultant in the New York office of The Wilkerson Group. He received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.