Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D. is a founder, Managing Director, and Portfolio Manager at RA Capital Management, a crossover fund manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in healthcare and life science companies. He is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Dicerna Pharmaceutics and a number of private companies. Peter also leads the firm’s outreach and publishing efforts, which aim to make a positive social impact and spark collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, including patients, physicians, researchers, policy makers, and industry. He authored “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup” and served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academies of Sciences. Peter received a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a PhD in Virology from Harvard University.