Peter Kolchinsky is a founder and Managing Partner at RA Capital Management. Peter is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools and serves as a Board Member for various publicly- and privately-held companies. Peter also leads the firm's engagement and publishing efforts, which aim to make a positive social impact and spark collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, including patients, physicians, researchers, policymakers, and industry. He served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academy of Sciences, is the author of "The Great American Drug Deal" and "The Entrepreneur's Guide to a Biotech Startup", and frequently writes and speaks on the future of biotechnology innovation. Peter holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in Virology from Harvard University.