Elaine Jones, PhD
Dr. Elaine Jones served as the vice president of worldwide business development and senior partner at Pfizer Ventures, the venture capital arm of Pfizer, Inc. before retiring in 2019. As Pfizer Ventures executive director starting in 2008, Dr. Jones was responsible for making and managing venture investments for Pfizer as well as serving in Board roles for several and therapeutic companies. Prior to this, Dr. Jones held the position of general partner at EuclidSR Partners, a venture firm specializing in private investment in public equity within the health sciences, healthcare, biopharmaceutical sectors. Dr. Jones began her investing career in 1999 at S.R. One, the corporate investment fund of GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to this, Dr. Jones served as director of scientific licensing at SmithKline Beecham and as a research scientist in the research and development division of SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceutical. During her venture career, Dr. Jones has served on the boards of more than 20 early to mid-stage biotechnology, therapeutic and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jones currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Gritstone Oncology and NextCure. Dr. Jones holds a B.S. in biology from Juniata College and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh.