Magda Marquet, Ph.D.
- Dr. Marquet is a Fund Advisor with Mesa Verde. Dr. Marquet is a co-founder of Althea Technologies, Inc., a San Diego company that provides services and technologies to streamline drug development. Dr. Marquet has over twenty years of experience in the biotechnology industry in the United States and Europe. She was formerly Executive Director of Pharmaceutical Development at Vical Incorporated, where she patented several novel methods for the production of clinical grade DNA for use in gene therapy and DNA vaccines. Prior to joining Vical, Dr. Marquet held management positions at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Protein Polymer Technologies, Syntro Corporation and Transgene. Dr. Marquet is a member of the board of Directors of BIOCOM and UCSD Athena. Dr. Marquet holds a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Toulouse/INSA, France. Dr. Marquet has received numerous prizes throughout her career. She was the winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Life Sciences category, the 2005 UCSD Athena Pinnacle award in Technology and the 2004 Women Who Mean Business award from the San Diego Business Journal.