Sarah Bhagat, Ph.D.
Sarah Bhagat joined Sofinnova as an Associate in 2017. In 2019, she was promoted to Principal. She focuses on biopharmaceutical investments. Ms. Bhagat currently serves as a Board Observer for Akouos, Antiva, Neurana and NextCure. She played a central role in Sofinnova’s investments in Apellis (APLS), Pionyr and YmAbs (YMAB), which she previously served as a Board Observer.
Prior to joining Sofinnova, Ms. Bhagat completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Stanford University in the laboratories of Drs. Robert Malenka and Karl Deisseroth. As a graduate student at Yale, she worked with Dr. Stephen Strittmatter, her thesis advisor and co-founder of Axerion Therapeutics, to identify novel targets and develop therapeutics for CNS injury and psychiatric disorders. Ms. Bhagat was also a Venture Fellow for Canaan Partners. Prior to Yale, she worked as a research assistant for The Rockefeller University. Before her time at Rockefeller, Ms. Bhagat was a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program.
She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Ms. Bhagat also holds a B.A. in Biological Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. She is also an alumna of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Ignite Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.