Lorna Mitchell

University of Virginia Charlottesville

Dr Lorna Mitchell is Director of Small Molecule Therapeutics at BioCurate, Australia where she is currently leading both oncology and CNS focused projects. Lorna is a medicinal chemist with 19 years industry drug discovery experience, she is an inventor on 38 patents and has been directly involved in the delivery of 9 drug candidates to the clinic. Lorna started her industry career, and training as a medicinal chemist, with Pfizer, USA. She worked at Pfizer for nearly 10 years at sites in both the USA and the UK before moving into biotech. In the biotech arena Lorna worked in oncology-focused companies in the Boston area for 7 years, with much of that time at Epizyme. Lorna relocated to Australia in 2017 as VP of medicinal chemistry at Bionomics managing a portfolio of CNS projects prior to her current appointment with BioCurate.