Dr. Nandita Shangari is a Principal at the Novartis Venture Fund in Cambridge, MA USA. Prior to joining NVF, she was part of the Novartis Oncology Business Development and Licensing team where she managed key alliances for the Oncology Portfolio. Before that, Nandita, held the Global Program Team Director position as part of the Kymriah® Global Program Team and helped bring this novel cell therapy to market, for two indications, in the US and EU. Nandita has also held strategic and group head roles in the Novartis Preclinical Investigative Toxicology organization. Nandita received her B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toronto, Canada.