Alexander Karnal is a Partner and a Managing Director at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2005. He is responsible for portfolio decisions and allocations across the Deerfield Funds. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Karnal worked as a member of Merrill Lynch’s Global Equity Linked Products Group and as a member of its Capital Markets team. He serves on the Boards of the New York Academy of Medicine, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Recovery Centers of America and Discovery Labs. He is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s corporate development committee, focusing on student life initiatives. Mr. Karnal holds a B.S. in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.