Dr. Ashiya is a Partner on the private equity team at OrbiMed where she has been involved in a number of the firm’s private and public company investments. Prior to joining OrbiMed in 2010, Mona covered the biotechnology industry as a member of J.P. Morgan’s biotechnology equity research team. Her previous experience includes positions at the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development and the Harvard Business School. Mona has also published scientific articles in various peer reviewed journals. She earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.