ShangPharma Innovation | Ira J. Smith, Ph.D.
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Ira J. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Alliance Management and Innovation

Dr. Smith is Associate Director Alliance Management and Innovation, serving as primary Alliance Manager for academic collaborations and contributing to evaluation of biomedical R&D technologies and therapeutics. Ira previously served as Sr. Manager of R&D and Strategic Business Development at Lonza/InterHealth, and Senior Scientist at Rigel Pharmaceuticals where he most recently directed a Pharma/Academia Innovation Program in Muscle Biology. Ira completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center, and holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology from the University of Florida.