Industry Keynote Speaker
Erandi De Silva is Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Product Development at Forge Biologics. She is an experienced scientist and entrepreneur, with 10+ years of experience in discovery research, therapeutic development, and partnering across oncology, infectious disease, and gene therapy. Prior to founding Forge, Dr. De Silva held leadership roles in both academic and industry settings, including at Myonexus Therapeutics. She earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, where she was awarded the Procter Fellowship in recognition of exceptional research, and her B.S., with honors, from Stanford University. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Genentech. Dr. De Silva was named to the 2022 40 Under 40 by Columbus Business First, 2022's Fiercest Women in Life Sciences by Fierce Pharma, and is the recipient of a 2023 OhioX Trailblazer award.