Julia N. VarelaAnalyst, Technology and Venture Development
Julia Varela conducts scientific and technical due diligence for projects submitted to TIAP and assesses their commercial potential. She also aids with the scouting of new projects from TIAP’s partner organizations.
Prior to joining TIAP, Julia practised pharmacy at the State Hospital of Sumare (Brazil) and worked as a Quality Assurance intern at Medley-Sanofi where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with GMP guidelines in the manufacturing plant. During her Ph.D., she worked as a Business Development Intern at CDRD where she helped to identify commercial opportunities to aid in the creation of new Canadian healthcare companies.
Julia holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC; a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialisation from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; a M.Sc. in Biosciences and Technology of Bioactive Products; and a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the State University of Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil.