Gianna is a Principal at Xontogeny and Perceptive Advisors, where she assists in the management of Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Funds’ investments in life sciences companies, including investments in companies seeded and incubated at Xontogeny. Previously, Gianna built the competitive intelligence capabilities for gene therapy company Solid Biosciences and began her industry career as a patent agent with Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP., servicing pharma and academic clients. Gianna earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her M.S. and B.S. degrees at the University of California, Santa Cruz in Chemistry.