Dr Lorna Mitchell

Dr Lorna Mitchell is a medicinal chemist with 18 years international drug discovery experience in industry, she is an inventor on 33 patents and has been involved in the delivery of 9 drug candidates.

Lorna started her industry career, and training as a medicinal chemist, at Pfizer.  She continued to grow her skillset within Pfizer for nearly 10 years at sites in both the USA and the UK before moving into biotech.  Lorna worked in various oncology-focused biotech’s in Boston for 7 years, with most of that time at Epizyme, before she relocated to Australia in 2017 as head of medicinal chemistry at Bionomics. She is currently applying her industry experience to the translation of academic discoveries as a Senior Project Lead at BioCurate in Melbourne.

Lorna completed her Ph.D in organic chemistry at The University of Auckland in New Zealand and carried out post-doctoral studies at the University of Rochester in the USA and the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC) in New Zealand.