Karen Hong, Ph.D., Partner
Dr. Hong joined ProQuest in 2001 as an Associate, became a Principal in 2004, and became a Partner in 2013. Prior to joining ProQuest, Dr. Hong provided technical consultation to the healthcare group at BancBoston Ventures and pursued academic research in molecular biology and chemistry. Most recently, she led numerous research projects in the area of mammalian cancer genetics and genomics in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Lander at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
Currently, Dr. Hong serves on the Board of Directors of Agile Therapeutics and Clarus Therapeutics and is a board observer at Predictive Biosciences. In addition, she has represented ProQuest as an observer on the Board of Directors of Gloucester Pharmaceuticals and BioRexis Pharmaceutical Corp., among others.
Dr. Hong received a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.