Katherine Cohen

Venture Partner
Katherine Cohen joined Panacea Venture in 2018 and is based in Vienna, Austria. She has over 25 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry and is a certified European Patent Attorney. Before joining Panacea Venture, Dr. Cohen served as CEO at Hookipa Biotech AG (now Hookipa Pharma Inc.), where she was responsible for the company formation and Series A and B venture financing, and under her leadership Hookipa grew from a research start-up to a clinical stage company. Prior to Hookipa, Dr. Cohen was Senior Vice President for Corporate and Business Development at Intercell AG (now Valneva SE) where she played an important role in the growth of the company from a start-up to a successful public and commercial stage enterprise. Prior to her biotech entrepreneurial career, Dr. Cohen worked in academic research and industrial development at Sandoz/VIRCC.

Dr. Cohen earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the City University of New York and B.S. from Wuhan University in China.