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Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D.

Partner, RA Capital

Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D. is a co-founder and general partner of RA Capital Management, which has been investing in healthcare companies since 2004. He has served as a member of the National Academies Board on Global Science and Technology; authored an e-book titled, “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup”; and serves as an advisor to startup companies and non-profits.


Dr. Kolchinsky received his undergraduate degree in biology from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in virology from Harvard University, where he conducted research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on the entry mechanism of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).