Vice-President of Translational Chemical Biology
Iván Cornella-Taracido is vice-president of translational chemical biology at Roivant Discovery.
His team develops and leverages chemical biology and proteomics methods and workflows to support the discovery organization and translational assessment of clinical opportunities for target selection, biomarker identification, and indication expansion.
In previous roles, at Cedilla Therapeutics, Merck, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi, Iván established and managed chemical biology and proteomics teams, supporting target and drug discovery initiatives across disease areas and modalities. Before Sanofi, at Novartis, he was a founding member of the NIBR target identification and mode of action elucidation (TIDMoA) platform. Throughout his career, Iván has also acted as consultant on target and drug discovery for a number of start-ups and biotech firms.
Iván holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Universidade da Coruña, Spain, and earned an Executive Certificate in innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management. He completed postdoctoral work at the Institute of Chemistry & Cell Biology of Harvard Medical School (now the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard), as National Cancer Institute Initiative for Chemical Genetics Research Fellow, and at the Boston College chemistry department.
Iván volunteers as committee member for the Chemistry in Cancer Research section of the AACR, and as ambassador for the non-profit organization SeedingLabs. He has been an invited speaker, organizer and chair for numerous international conferences on drug discovery, phenotypic screening, target identification, chemical biology and proteomics.