Philadelphia-based life science venture capital firm Quaker BioVentures has promoted Geeta Vemuri to Partner.
Vemuri was earlier a Principal at the firm.
Before joining Quaker in 2003, Vemuri was an associate at Toucan Capital, responsible for investments in seed and start-up biotech companies. She’s also worked as an associate analyst at Salomon Smith Barney, where she focused on specialty pharmaceuticals, and at First Union Securities, specializing in healthcare.
At the outset of her career, Vemuri was a research scientist at The Wistar Institute and postdoctoral fellow at Thomas Jefferson University.
Vemuri received her M.S. from Central University in India, Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Sciences and M.B.A. from the Wharton School. She currently serves on the board of directors and Executive Committee of Southeast BIO and the Advisory Committees of BioAdvance Greenhouse and the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator.