Dominic holds a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry, both from the University of Toronto. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management, also located at the University of Toronto.
Dominic has a decade of varied experience in biotechnology and finance, including venture capital, impact investment, business development and research and development; he has been involved in sourcing new deals, performing due diligence for new and follow-investments and monitoring portfolio companies on the investment side and project management, research and development and business development on the company side.
Prior to MaRS Innovation, Dominic was a director at BDC Venture Capital, focusing on early-stage life science investments. He was also a staff scientist at Diversa Corporation (now Verenium Corporation), a NASDAQ-listed company in San Diego, where he focused on the discovery and evolution of enzymes for various industrial purposes.