Abbie Celniker, Ph.D.


Every day here is like being on an innovation adventure with the smartest and most creative people you have ever met.

Abbie Celniker

Abbie has over 30 years of experience in Senior R&D and Executive leadership roles, and focuses on the formation, development and strategy of our portfolio companies. She has a strong commitment to culture, and prioritizes establishing experienced, diverse teams.

Emerging technologies and new advances in science excite Abbie because of their impact on the ability of our portfolio companies to make a difference in the lives of patients. She is eager to continue using her industry expertise to build innovative companies from the ground up, and enthusiastic about tackling the toughest disease challenges in medicine.

Abbie’s proudest accomplishments have been associated with seeing how young, courageous leaders develop and evolve when they are mentored and given encouragement to take risk and spread their wings. Abbie is a member of the MassBio board of directors, where she is passionate about supporting the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Year Joined
  • 2016
  • B.A., Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Arizona
Administrative Support
  • East Coast
Board Positions