Ekaterina (Katya) Smirnyagina, Ph.D.

Katya has served on the Board of Directors for iSTAR Medical since 2013. She is a Partner with Capricorn Partners.

Formerly a Venture Partner with Alta Partners, her current and past board memberships include Adocia, Confo Therapeutics, Nexstim Oy, Ablynx, Cerenis Therapeutics, Innate Pharma and Kiadis Pharma. Katya obtained a Post-Doctorate in Microbiology & Immunology from the Stanford University School of Medicine in San Francisco and a PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin, USA.