Meet the Director
Geoffrey W. Smith is the founding Director of C-TIE. He is also a Professor in the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at MSSM.
Smith is a co-founder and General Partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage life sciences investments. He has been an active founder, manager, and investor in technology-based companies since 1995. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Azevan Pharmaceuticals, Anterios, BackBeat Medical, Biomerix, Caliber Therapeutics, Coferon, TargAnox, and Vivasure Medical and is a Board Observer for Cara Therapeutics.
Smith is also a Visiting Scholar at Rockefeller University where he founded and directs the University’s Science & Economics Program and is an adjunct faculty member at the RU Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Smith received a B.A. (with honors) from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.