Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Vice President, Medical Oncology, BMS

Maria Karasarides leads medical strategy and innovation for the oncology early development portfolio. With an applied focus on innovative technologies and biomarkers, she oversees the integration of medical research designed to address real-world problems that impede clinical outcomes and meaningfully bridge research into clinical practice and patient care. Her experience spans the academic and pharmaceutical sectors with a focus on clinical and translational development. She held leadership positions at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb where she advanced the development of investigational immune modulating therapies, durvalumab (ImfinziTM) & tremelimumab based combinations, and was a key member of the ipilimumab (Yervoy®) launch team. Dr. Karasarides holds a Ph.D. in biology/biochemistry and conducted her graduate work on RAS/PI3K signaling at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinical Foundation. During her post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK, she delineated BRAF as a therapeutic target in melanoma.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 27 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.

Track Chair:
William Oh, Mount Sinai

  • PMWC 2023 Award Ceremony
    Honoree: Gad Getz, Broad Institute
  • How Healthcare Can Solve Its Data Problem
    - Rod Tarrago, AWS
  • Analysis of Omics Data Using Novel AI Strategies Provides Insights and Applications into Healthcare
    - Michael Snyder, Stanford University
  • NLP Applications to Parse Unstructured Medical Text
    Chair: William Oh, Mount Sinai
    - Rong Chen, Sema4
  • AI/ML Applications in the Hospital/Clinical Setting, for Clinical Trial Design and Patient Selection
    - Matthew Lungren, Microsoft
  • Improving the Probability of Technical and Regulatory Success
    Chair: Elizabeth Lamont, Medidata Solutions
  • AI/ML Applications for Patient Outcomes Prediction and Clinical Decision Support
    Chair: Alex Sherman, Harvard University
    - Indu Navar, EverythingALS
    - Nuray Yurt, Novartis Oncology
    - Jake Donoghue, Beacon
    - Marie Abele, Harvard
  • FAIR Data Approaches to Make Data Usable, Accessible, and Findable
    - Bhavesh Patel, Calmi2
  • The Pharma Informatics Ecosystem (PANEL)
    Chair: Maria Kasarides, BMS
    - Colin Hills, GNS
    - David Ledbetter, UPN
    - Chris Bakan, Roche
    - Subha Madhavan, Pfizer
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Speaker TBA, Seven Bridges