Marketing Strategist & Externa Affairs Manager,
Natasha Puri is the Marketing Strategist & External Affairs Manager at Cyclica, a Toronto-based, venture-backed biotechnology company that has recently been named by Deep Knowledge Analytics as one of the top 20 AI in Pharma companies globally. Cyclica is reshaping drug discovery by offering the pharmaceutical industry an integrated computational biophysics and AI-augmented platform that enhances how scientists design, screen, and personalize medicines. Natasha is also the Research Coordinator & Co-Investigator for a Canadian-wide psychosocial oncology study at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, where she is developing a peer support program and digital app for young adult cancer patients. Previous to this, Natasha worked with MaRS EXCITE, a program to assist innovations with gaining market access in Ontario, and was a fellow in the Studio [Y] Fellowship at MaRS Discovery District where she developed a curriculum to prepare healthcare professionals for the adoption of exponential technologies. Natasha is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and innovation, and is currently a member of Hacking Health Toronto and Sunnybrook Next Generation. A contributor to the Huffington Post, a published researcher, and a global health advocate who presented at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Natasha is dedicated to improving healthcare systems around the world through a holistic, patient-centered approach. Natasha received a Bachelor of Science from New York University and a Master’s Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University.