Elena Ma is a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Utah. Her graduate research is focused on developing chemical probes to help pharmaceutical companies validating drug targets and screening for new drug leads.
Elena has always been interested in translating benchtop research into commercial products. To gain more understanding on the business side of science, she joined the Sorenson Impact Center as an Impact Investing Student Fellow during the summer of 2017, where she performs due diligence on potential investments with a special focus on life science and technology related deals.
In her spare time, Elena likes traveling, watching movies, snowboarding, and watercolor painting.