As an analyst at LBG, Ms. Masterson provides support across our Government Services, with a focus in the Pre-Award Services. Through our Seek, Find, and Engage program, she helps clients identify non-dilutive funding opportunities and assists in the strategic engagement with relevant US Government agencies and Non-Government Organizations. Ms. Masterson develops and presents written and verbal reports to clients throughout this process and supports the team in the development of proposals, engagement documentation, and client relationships.
Ms. Masterson has a strong background in biotechnology and regulatory affairs and has previously worked as an intern for two different start-up companies that were developing breakthrough immunotherapy and gene therapy products. At Shape Therapeutics, she outlined FDA and EMA guidance for gene therapy products and compared the priorities of regulatory agencies. At Candel Therapeutics, she worked with the clinical team to facilitate tissue data input and also analyzed cytokine data trends. She has extensive knowledge in the drug development pipeline and the priorities of several regulatory agencies.
Ms. Masterson received a B.S. in Biology and Healthcare Studies with a concentration in Neuroscience from the University of Richmond. While pursuing her degree, she was a research assistant in a mechanochemical cell biology lab, where she worked to characterize a specific class of myosin motor proteins and their role in neuronal development through loss-of-function experiments. Her efforts enabled her to propose a possible route to rescue neurodegeneration that results from cytoskeletal defects.