Joel S. Sandler, PhD

Associate Principal

As an Associate Principal  with Defined Health, Joel provides insight to various life sciences industry clientele (biotechnology/pharmaceutical) on fundamental issues in drug development and partnering based on a comprehensive analysis of the key scientific, clinical, regulatory, and commercial questions relevant to the client’s particular situation. In previous industry roles, Joel was instrumental in the scouting and evaluation of licensing and partnering opportunities for various oncology assets. Prior to his BD&L activities, Joel spent ten years focused on the discovery and characterization of bioactive compounds for cancer and infectious disease research at several leading academic institutions. His work has resulted in numerous grants, fellowships, patent filings, and peer-reviewed publications. He received his BA with honors from Cornell University, a PhD in Organic Chemistry from UCSD, and was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University.