Ann Field, PhD, joined the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in January 2018 as the senior director for drug discovery and development. She focuses on bringing new treatments forward for people with CF through the Foundation’s venture philanthropy program to invest in promising new drugs in development. She also co-leads the Foundation’s Infection Research Initiative with Dara Riva. Originally, Ann trained as an immunologist, and prior to joining the Foundation, she spent over 10 years in industry, where she primarily focused on new treatments for infection and inflammation. When not at work, Ann loves to travel and spends most of her time chasing her young son. Right now, that means she’s an expert on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and LEGOs®.