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Louise Perkins

Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance

Chief Science Officer of the Melanoma Research Alliance since 2013, Dr. Louise Perkins is responsible for MRA's scientific strategy and directs its academic awards program that emphasizes translational research, team science and early career investigators. She was CSO at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation for five years, where she led the expansion of its Genomics Initiative and development of the CoMMpass pre-competitive consortium. Prior to that, Perkins was Director of Cancer Research at Bayer Pharmaceuticals and led a cancer drug discovery group at Schering-Plough. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and the Health Research Alliance.