Senior Project Manager, Research & Development

Samantha Bender

Samantha Bender joined atai Life Sciences in 2021.  

Previously, Sam was Senior Program Manager at Agios Pharmaceuticals (oncology pipeline acquired by Servier Pharmaceuticals) where she was responsible for leading early stage oncology and genetically defined disease programs from exploratory through to IND.  

Prior to that she was Screening Lead at the Broad Institute’s Cancer Program, where she built and managed a platform, led a cross-functional team of technical staff and scientists, and managed internal and external collaborations. 

Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience and a Master’s degree in bioinformatics from Northeastern University.  

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