Nicole Baryla, PhD
Director, Alliance and Project Management
Dr. Nicole Baryla joined the FACIT team with 12 years combined experience in not-for-profit organizations, biotech start-up companies, the pharmaceutical industry, and academic research settings. Having joined OICR in 2010 to lead a multi-institutional research collaboration to discover and validate new diagnostic and therapeutic targets in colorectal cancer, Dr. Baryla brings expertise in management of large-scale collaborations and projects, a strong track record of effective cross-functional communication, as well as the proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners. Prior to joining OICR, Dr. Baryla was Senior Research Scientist at Eli Lilly Canada Inc. where she led the development of control strategies to support the development and commercialization of new pharmaceutical products. Dr. Baryla’s eight years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry included extensive involvement in analytical method development and validation, project management, technology transfer and global regulatory submissions. Dr. Baryla holds a BSc (Honours) in chemistry from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Alberta. She has also completed a certificate in business management from the University of Toronto.