Drew Applefield, Ph.D.

Director, Business Development

Drew leads external search and evaluation at Precision BioSciences. Before joining Precision, Drew was Director of Business and Technology Development at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where he managed the Company Inception Loan program and led due diligence on more than 30 investments in life science startups across the state. Before that, Drew worked at LifeTech Research, a boutique consulting firm that provided due diligence research to biotech investors. Drew earned a B.S. in Biology from Guilford College and a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he studied eukaryotic protein synthesis. When he’s not scouting for new technologies, Drew can be found at the Ciderworks next door, running the Carolina North Forest trails, or watching endless 80s music videos on YouTube.