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Isaac MankeBoard Member

Isaac has more than 15 years experience in the life science industry as an investor, research analyst, consultant and scientist. Isaac joined New Leaf Venture Partners (NLV) in 2009 and was promoted to Partner in 2014. Isaac’s investment activities with NLV started with a focus on venture investments in the biopharmaceutical sector. He has led the firm’s public investment activities initially with the public portfolio within NLV-II, and since 2014 has day-to-day management and oversight responsibility for the NLV Biopharma Opportunities Fund I. Isaac has been a board member or observer for several companies, including the boards of True North Therapeutics (acquired by Bioverativ) and Karos Pharmaceuticals (acquired by an undisclosed company). Prior to joining NLV, Isaac was an Associate in the Global Biotechnology Equity Research group at Sanford C. Bernstein. Previously, Isaac worked as an Associate in the Biotechnology Equity Research group at Deutsche Bank and was a Senior Analyst at Health Advances, a biopharmaceutical and medical device strategy consulting firm. Isaac received a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry at Minnesota State University (Moorhead), and a Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Structure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Isaac’s discoveries led to several publications in top journals, including Science and Cell, and were selected by Science as one of the “2003: Signaling Breakthroughs of the Year”. These discoveries also resulted in four issued patents.