Marion Dorsch brings over 20 years of drug discovery experience in oncology, inflammation and rare genetic diseases to Atavistik Bio. She is an accomplished scientist and senior executive with a proven track record of discovering and advancing innovative therapies to patients. Most recently, Marion served as Chief Scientific Officer at Blueprint Medicines, where she led the Discovery and Translational Medicine teams and oversaw the progression of a strong portfolio of precision medicines. She joined Blueprint Medicines from Agios where she was the Vice President of Biology and responsible for novel target validation, drug discovery, and biomarker strategy across Agios’ portfolio. Prior to Agios, Marion was Director of Cancer Biology at Sanofi Oncology, Group leader in Oncology at the Novartis and part of the Inflammation group at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. During her tenure in biotech and pharma, Marion has made major contributions to the discovery and development of 6 FDA-approved precision medicines: Odomzo (SMO), Kisqali (CDK4/6), Idhifa (IDH2), Tibsovo (IDH1), Ayvakit (KIT/PDGFR) and Gavreto (RET).
Marion received her PhD in Biology from the Free University of Berlin, Germany and was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Goff at Columbia University in New York.