Dr Dan Grant has spent more than 25 years in senior roles in the pharmaceutical, higher education and medical research sectors. Prior to joining MTPConnect, Dan was the inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor for Industry Engagement at La Trobe University where he had oversight of the university's innovation, commercialisation and industry engagement activities. He was also a senior business development manager at Melbourne Ventures, a member of the Investment Committee for Uniseed and a Senior Business Development Manager for Biocomm Services.
Dan was the Senior Director and Head of Pfizer's External Research and Development Innovation group for ANZ/Singapore and their head of open innovation. Dr Grant was also a member of the Pfizer Australia Country Medical Council and sat on the Steering Committee for Pfizer’s Center for Therapeutic Innovation in Australia. Dan has sat on the board of a number of biotechnology spin-out companies, and is a past Director of Research Australia, the CRC for Mental Health and the Prader Willi Research Foundation Australia. Dr Grant was also a member of the United Nations ESCAP SBN Task Force on innovation and competitiveness. He has more than 15 years’ experience in applied biomedical research including 10 years as a Senior Scientist at the Monash Institute of Medical Research. Dan has a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology and an M.B.A.