Barry Kappel

Barry Kappel is biotechnology entrepreneur and executive. He is driven to help develop and foster the biotechnology community in New York, and actively looks for technologies from New York-based academic institution that may potentially be developed into therapeutics. Most recently, Barry was a member of the founding team of ContraFect Corporation, which he joined in 2009 as the second employee. As the Senior Vice President of Business Development at a small biotechnology company, he was involved in all aspects of the company, including financing activities, licensing of the company's key technologies, establishing scientific collaborations with academic and corporate partners, presenting to regulatory authorities, and developing corporate strategy. ContraFect Corporation is now publicly traded (NASDAQ: CFRX) and has its first drug in human clinical trials. Prior to ContraFect, Barry was a Senior Consultant at Easton Associates, LLC, a boutique life science consulting firm located in Manhattan. In this capacity, he performed a wide range of activities, including the commercial assessment of preclinical and clinical compounds for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies. Easton Associates has since been acquired by Navigant Consulting.

Barry received his B.A. in chemistry from Emory University, his Ph.D. in immunology and pharmacology from the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and his MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.