Elizabeth Schwarzbach, PhD

Vice President, Business Development

PhD in Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


At NYSCF, Liz will work closely with the executive team to foster and grow partnerships, new initiatives, and NYSCF’s role in the global biotech and research community. Liz has an extensive background in both industry and academia in drug discovery and development. She began her career as a biologist in Merck Research Labs, leading numerous engagements with pharma, biotech, diagnostics, and financial services clients as a manger with L.E.K. Consulting, then transitioned to GlaxoSmithKline R&D Strategy, and spent a short time as Head, Business Development for Axovant Sciences. As a non-profit leader, Liz served as Vice President, Chief of Staff of Sanford Burnham Prebys, a private research institute with 1,100 employees across two campuses in La Jolla, California and Lake Nona, Florida.