Allison Brown

Executive Director, Medicine By Design

Role: Investigator

Sites: CDL-Oxford, CDL-Toronto, CDL-Vancouver, CDL-Wisconsin

Stream: Advanced Therapies

Allison has 20 years of experience working at the intersection of advanced research, technology commercialization and business development, largely in the regenerative medicine space. She is currently the Executive Director of Medicine by Design, a $100M regenerative medicine initiative that convenes and curates world-leading expertise at the University of Toronto (U of T) and its affiliated hospitals.

Prior to joining Medicine by Design, Allison served as Director, Partnerships at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at U of T, where she forged partnerships some of the world’s leading technology companies to tackle bold research challenges.

Allison was part of the start-up leadership team at the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) and has also held roles in management consulting and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Allison began her career at a U of T spin-off company. She holds PhD and BASc degrees in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry from U of T.