Dr. Lisa Danzig is Vice President, Development and Medical Affairs at PaxVax, a specialty vaccine company in Redwood City, California. She joined PaxVax in early 2015 as a Special Advisor for Clinical and Medical Affairs, following an 18-year-tenure in Vaccine and Diagnostics Development roles, most recently as Global Head of Medical & Scientific Affairs at Grifols (formerly Novartis Diagnostics).
Dr. Danzig is an expert in vaccines. She has contributed to the development of meningococcal vaccines (Menjugate®, Menveo® and Bexsero®) and has worked in Siena, Italy, Cambridge, MA, and Hangzhou, China. During her two years as an EIS officer with the U.S. CDC, she investigated outbreaks of healthcare associated infections and taught epidemiology in Côte d’Ivoire to district health officers in West Africa.
Dr. Danzig received her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University and completed residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in San Francisco. She is an independent director at OrSense, and serves on the boards of the Merola Opera Program and the Karuna Foundation and is an advisor to Kernel and The Batchery.