Liam Ratcliffe joined the Edge Board of Directors in 2016. Liam is a Managing Director at New Leaf Venture Partners, and concentrates on biopharmaceutical investing. Liam joined New Leaf in September 2008. Liam was previously Senior Vice President and Development Head for Pfizer Neuroscience, as well as Worldwide Head of Clinical Research and Development. Additional positions during his 12 years at Pfizer included Vice President of Exploratory Development for the Mid West region (based in Ann Arbor, MI), and Head of Experimental Medicine at Pfizer’s Sandwich, UK Laboratories.
Liam received his M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of Cape Town and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his internal medicine training and fellowship in Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital and associated teaching hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa.
Liam serves on several academic and industry advisory boards, as well as a director on the boards of the following companies: Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Aptinyx, Inc., Arvinas, Inc., Calchan Ltd., Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Karus Therapeutics and Unum Therapeutics.