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Melissa McBurnie

Partner & Head of Impact - Adelaide

Melissa joined Brandon Capital in 2008.

Before this Melissa was an investor with Terra Rossa Capital in Adelaide, a Fund Manager specialising in seed-to-early stage life science investment. Previously, Melissa was a Business Development Manager with Bio Innovation SA where she helped early stage companies refine their business plans and prepare to raise capital. Prior to joining Bio Innovation SA, Melissa worked in an early stage medical device company in Adelaide, assisting with capital raising. Melissa spent three years as a postdoctoral scientist at Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Victoria.

Melissa is currently a director of Cincera Therapeutics and Ankere Therapeutics.

Melissa has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, a PhD in Immunology from the University of Adelaide and an MBA, specialising in finance, from the University of South Australia. Melissa holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Kaplan (formerly FINSIA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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