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Jeffrey Collins

BS '66

Pappas Ventures (Durham, NC)


Jeff is a microbiologist with broad experience in virology, immunology and toxicology who prior to joining Pappas in 2002 served in senior management positions at global clinical research organizations for several years. He has extensive experience in project management and in the administration of basic and clinical research. Most recently Jeff was Vice President and General Manager of a client research unit at PAREXEL International. In this capacity he was accountable for all clinical programs being conducted for three major pharmaceutical company clients. He has also held senior level positions with ClinTrials Research and Glaxo Wellcome, the latter of which involved directing drug development programs primarily in the anti-infectives area. In addition to his Pappas responsibilities, Jeff holds a faculty appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center.


Cornell University (BS in Bacteriology). Harvard University (PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics). Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London (post-doc studies in the Department of Tumor Virology).