Meet the team

Joanna Schulman
Founder & Managing Partner
Thallo Bioscience Advisors, LLC

Joanna Schulman is founder and managing partner of Thallo Bioscience Advisors, LLC., a financial and strategic advisory firm serving clients globally in the life sciences sector. She has extensive experience working with organizations in the biotech/life sciences, technology and consumer products industries. Ms. Schulman specializes in the areas of: corporate development and growth strategies; asset acquisition and divestiture; mergers and acquisitions; partnering and licensing opportunities; financial advisory; and, capital raising. She has been an advisor for the NIH Commercialization Program assisting NIH-funded companies with their corporate and product development strategies. She has also served as an advisor for the Malaysian government’s Commercialization Assistance Program and the US Department of Defense’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) program. Ms. Schulman is an active committee member, roundtable participant and panel speaker for BIO, BayBio, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) and California Healthcare Institute (CHI).

Prior to establishing Thallo, Ms. Schulman worked with Deloitte to build its national life sciences practice and assisted biotech/life science companies with corporate structuring, partnering and financing opportunities. She was also Consulting Director to Pathways Cancer Center, where she negotiated collaborations between hospitals, clinical trial sites, patient advocacy organizations and biopharma companies.

Ms. Schulman attended graduate school at the University of California Santa Barbara and received a CIESEN/NASA grant to develop medical models for global melanoma mortality rates based on climate change factors. Other research grants she received included a grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of California Instructional Improvement Grant, and the University of California Fellowship for academic achievement. Ms. Schulman received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and her master’s degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.