Deanna joined Levensohn Venture Partners in 2018 as an Associate, dedicated to the Dolby Family Ventures funds. She completed postdoctoral work at Stanford University, studying general molecular mechanisms in neurodegeneration, and she earned her PhD from Rockefeller University, studying ALS in Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s laboratory. Deanna has an accumulated 10 years of laboratory experience and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship, Women in Science Grant, and Neuroscience Fellowship at Rockefeller University.
Prior to joining the Levensohn team, Deanna worked at a boutique biotech hedge fund and a life sciences consulting firm. Her responsibilities included scientific diligence of company technology and therapeutics, competitive landscape analysis, evaluating clinical trials, and forecast modeling.
Deanna earned a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Asian Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011, graduating summa cum laude. She also spent a summer at Sichuan University studying Mandarin.