Michele Cleary, Ph.D.

Michele Cleary, Ph.D., is Vice President of Academic Outreach, Deerfield Discovery and Development, and joined Deerfield in 2021.  Prior to Deerfield, Dr. Cleary served for four years as the Chief Executive Officer of The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research.  Prior to The Mark Foundation, she spent two years at Bristol Myers Squibb as Vice President, Clinical Translational Technologies and Operations.  Before Bristol Myers Squibb, she worked at Merck and Co., Inc. for thirteen years in various positions, most recently, as Executive Director, Genetics & Pharmacogenomics.  Dr. Cleary holds a B.S. in Natural Sciences from the Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Genetics from Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She trained as a graduate student at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.