Dr. Patrice Milos ’80 loves science, innovation, and business challenges, arguably in that order. That’s obvious from her resume, which begins with postdoctoral positions at Harvard and Brown University, follows with 14 years of executive leadership at Pfizer, and most recently includes CEO experience at a handful of biotech startups.
She’s spent the past two years focusing on her newest startup, Medley Genomics, which combines extensive genomic research with advanced analytics to identify the best treatment approaches for cancer patients. The goal is a user-friendly software product that seamlessly interfaces with data from pharmaceutical and molecular diagnostic organizations. “We’re trying to invent the next phase of how to treat cancer,” she says.
Today, she also mentors young women interested in STEM careers, remembering how much she grew as a student and a woman at Saint Rose while earning her B.A. in Interdepartmental Studies: Biochemistry.