Joseph P. Hammang, PhD

ML Strategies - Senior Vice President, Life Sciences vCard


  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (PhD, Neuroscience)
  • University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (MS, Zoology)
  • University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (BS, Biology)

Joe is a Senior Vice President, Life Sciences at ML Strategies. He is an experienced leader in scientific and technology policy development. His work includes developing internal and external policies for biopharmaceutical companies, managing business development and intellectual property assessment for private and publicly funded corporations, and overseeing research and development of a project from the initial pilot stage to corporate partnering.
Before joining ML Strategies, Joe worked at Pfizer Inc. as the Senior Director, Science Policy in the Worldwide Policy group. Joe was also Director, Science Policy and Public Affairs in Pfizer's Research and Development Division. He led a team of scientific professionals and researched areas including stem cells and regenerative medicine, neurodegenerative disease, and served as a liaison with industry trade organizations PhRMA and BIO. Joe has also worked with the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council on the commercialization of intellectual property and marketing and development of technology firms in a venture capital investment forum.
Joe has authored numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 35 US patents involving cell and tissue engineering, transgenic animal models, and gene therapy. As a postdoctoral fellow, his research was focused on gene and protein expression in the central nervous system of Alzheimer's disease transgenic animals and the development of CNS neural stem cells in collaboration with NeuroSpheres, Ltd. 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, American Society for Cell Biology
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • Member, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology