ZielBio

Board of Directors

Jason R. Dinges, PhD, JD

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  • Jason R. Dinges is currently an investment advisor at Morningside Technology Advisory LLC, which he joined in 2011.  
  • Extensive experience providing operational and management oversight to early-stage biotechnology companies. 
  •  Director of several biopharmaceutical or biotechnology companies: Kezar Life Sciences (NASDAQ: KZR), Enyo Pharma, CellCentric, Cognito Therapeutics, Inotrem, ApicBio, Pinteon Therapeutics, and Allysta Pharmaceuticals.  
  • He has also facilitated multiple financings for private companies. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Dinges was an associate attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, practicing intellectual property law in the firm's Chemical, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical practice group. 
  • Ph.D. in genetics from Iowa State University and a J.D., with highest distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Meredith C. Fisher, PhD

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  • Meredith is a Partner with Partners Innovation Fund focusing on early stage investments and company creation.  
  • Previously, she was in the private/family office at Bracebridge Capital serving as Director of Private Investments where she led investments in early stage life science companies. 
  • Prior to that role she led business development for Ginkgo BioWorks- an MIT spin out- and was Senior Director of Technology and Business Development of Enlight Biosciences- a venture creation company founded by PureTech Ventures. 
  • She spent several years working as a scientist in drug discovery and assay development for Idenix Pharmaceuticals and Anadys Pharmaceuticals. 
  • Undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College
  • MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • PhD from Harvard University. 
  • Co-founder of Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE). 
  • Meredith is an independent board member at Metera and she represents PIF on the boards of Nocion, ZielBio and Mediar Therapeutics, and as a board observer at Lyndra and Alizé Pharma.  She is the 2019-2020 co-chair of WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) and serves as an advisor to Takeda HATCH.