Dr. Wyle confronts today’s issues
Dr. Wyle is an internationally-respected biotechnology entrepreneur, President of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, and supporter of wildlife research and protection in the United States, Canada, Africa, and Costa Rica. A mountaineer and conservationist, she is the author of the forthcoming book Live Big! about a 2003 British Columbia avalanche tragedy that buried a school group of 17, claimed the lives of seven children, and changed Canada’s relationship with its backcountry. Dr. Wyle speaks internationally and is a contributor to United States and Canadian media. She has served on numerous boards and champions conservation of animals and their habitat, healthcare improvement, and the empowerment of women and girls, especially in STEM fields and entrepreneurship.
Her writings confront today’s issues:
- Venture capital-backed entrepreneurship in a dizzingly-fast world
- Raising grounded children of grit and character
- Intermingled joys of primal backcountry and vibrant city
- Protecting our lands, their creatures and peoples
- Living a powerful woman’s life
- Committed one-foot-in-front-of-the-other perseverance to success
Dr. Wyle holds a B.S. in physics with a concentration in literature from Brown University, including study at Imperial College in London, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in medical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where she was a Baker Scholar.
Dr. Wyle has founded two biotechnology companies, run global commercial operations, and managed corporate partnerships and financings including licensing, acquisitions, early financings and an IPO. She began her career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation and C.R. Bard creating new business ventures. While in business school, she worked in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners. She then joined ImmuLogic Pharmaceutical Corporation where she rose to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and later Ontogeny (now Curis) as Chief Operating Officer.
As Founder and CEO of Computational Biology Corporation (acquired by Agilent), and Founder and Chairman of Ardais Corporation, Dr. Wyle pioneered new genomics-based businesses including Ardais’ clinical genomics library built in partnership with Duke University Medical Center, Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center and Maine Medical Center. She is currently working with MIT collaborators to develop startup applications.