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A small, scientific consulting firm based outside of Boston and established in 2012.

ALN Associates is engaged in life sciences by advising and providing services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia and venture capital firms. With over 25 years of experience, we advise on strategies for target discovery and validation, R&D, translational medicine, personal medicine, development of companion diagnostics and platform technologies. ALN associates also bring leadership and experience in life science in an international environment. We will tailor any of our packages to meet your specific needs to help you achieve success!

Dr. Dalia Cohen

Dr. Dalia Cohen

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Founder and President


Dr. Cohen is a pharmaceutical industry expert in the intersection of drug discovery, personalized medicine and genomic technologies with over 25 years of experience. Most recently, Dr. Cohen served as the Chief Scientific Officer at Asterand. Before this appointment, Dr. Cohen served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Rosetta Genomics, a microRNA-based diagnostic company. During her four years at Rosetta Genomics, she led the company’s product development and launched three cancer diagnostic tests.

Prior to joining Rosetta Genomics, Dr. Cohen worked for 15 years at Novartis and held several executive positions including Vice President & Global Head of the Functional Genomics Department where she led multi-disciplinary teams in Switzerland and the United States.

Prior to Novartis, Dr. Cohen was at Sandoz Pharmaceutical as a Research Fellow in the Oncology department and was the Group Leader for the development of several compounds.

Currently, Dr. Cohen serves on the Board of ATR. Additionally, she is a Scientific Advisory Member of Massachusetts Life Sciences. She also holds memberships with the American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Clinical Oncology and AAAS.

Dr. Cohen is an Adjunct Professor at the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Cohen holds a M.Sc. in virology and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and was a postdoctoral fellow at Albert Einstein college of Medicine.

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“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet" 

Dr. Dalia Cohen, Founder and President

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