Cookie Yu, PhD


Cookie comes from a multidisciplinary scientific background and is actively involved in evaluating investment opportunities for Pappas Capital. Prior to joining Pappas in 2019, she worked as an analyst at M. Ventures, a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, in Darmstadt, Germany. From 2012 to 2017, Cookie was a researcher at Stony Brook University, where she developed platform technologies in cardiac optogenetics and single cell analysis, and contributed to seven peer-reviewed publications. During her time at Stony Brook she also worked with the New York State Center for Biotechnology on examining disclosed technologies for commercial potential.

Cookie has received training at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and supplemented her technical expertise with financial understanding by passing the CFA Level I exam in 2017. In 2016, Cookie was selected as a recipient of the Program for Excellence in Science Award by AAAS, and in 2013 was awarded an Amgen Scholars Alumni Travel Award. She is also a certified iLevel Platform Manager.


Stony Brook University  (PhD in Biomedical Engineering)