Working to facilitate rapid translation of scientific discoveries into therapeutics

Anastasia Christianson


Anastasia Christianson, PhD

Dr. Christianson is Senior Director in R&D Information at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals responsible for delivering the information needs of the Neuroscience Innovative Medicines Unit and Global Product teams, and R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Performance Function. Anastasia obtained her Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania followed by postdoctoral training at Harvard University in Cellular and Developmental Biology. She began her professional career at a small biotech company, DNX Biotherapeutics, Inc., before moving to AstraZeneca, then Zeneca. She has a broad range of experience in both Discovery and Clinical Development ranging from leading drug project teams, setting up Genomics and Bioinformatics in Wilmington, and established Biomedical Informatics in Clinical Development. Outside AstraZeneca, Anastasia has held adjunct professor appointments at area universities including Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University. She helped establish and chairs the external advisory committee of the Quantitative Biology degree program at the University of Delaware and was a member of the External Advisory Panel for establishing the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, a collaborative center established by the University of Louisiana and Drexel University and funded by NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research.

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