Speaker Profile

PMWC LUMINARY AWARD
Oversaw clinical development and global approval of the 2nd mRNA COVID-19 vaccine

M.D., Ph.D., Venture Partner, Orbimed

Biography
Tal Zaks, M.D., Ph.D., is a Venture Partner with OrbiMed. Dr. Zaks was recently the Chief Medical Officer at Moderna, where he led the development of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine and other key programs. Previously, Dr. Zaks held senior leadership positions in drug development at major pharmaceutical companies, including Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Zaks received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Ben Gurion University and conducted post-doctoral research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.