Ryan Graves MSc, PhD

Senior Commercialisation Manager

A molecular and cell biologist by trade, Ryan has a wealth of experience in the crossover of science and business, including close involvement in developing novel drugs for a number of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, cancer and HIV-1.

After moving to the United Kingdom, where he worked for a multi-national pharmaceutical company focused on monoclonal antibody treatments for cancer, Ryan studied towards his PhD at Queen Mary University of London, before completing his postdoctoral research at King’s College in London. After returning home to New Zealand four years ago, he worked for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment—focusing on science investment in Biological Industries and Health Research—before taking on his most recent role with PHARMAC, managing medical devices procurement.

Ryan holds a Master of Science degree from Otago University and a PhD in neuroscience from Queen Mary University of London.