Annarie Lyles, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Bio-Gist Ventures, LLC


Annarie Lyles, PhD, is on a mission to protect and restore the health of living systems, from individuals to habitats. Her work spans governance and activism with corporations (both for-profit and tax-exempt), supporting applied R&D initiatives, and managing impact investments. She also leads the family side of a closely-held private business, and advises several entrepreneurs and funds. She leads working groups on how businesses can better align with eco-health for a few impact business networks. At home, in New Jersey, with ecology professor Andy Dobson, she relishes rambles with hounds, getting her hands dirty doing local forest restoration, and other nature adventures.

Previously, she gained a decade of deal-making experience as a Business Development executive with publicly traded Genmab and Medarex (acquired by BMY). After earning a BS from Yale and a PhD in Biology from Princeton University, she worked in non-profit management as an animal curator at NYC’s Central Park and Bronx Zoos. A frequent speaker, Dr. Lyles has authored over three dozen publications.