Annette Bakker, PhD
President and Chief Scientific Officer
Annette Bakker, the Children's Tumor Foundation's President and Chief Scientific Officer, holds a PhD in cell biology from the University of Antwerp. Her past experience includes serving as Oncology Group Leader at Janssen Pharmaceutica, and postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and La Salpetriere, Paris.
Most recently, Dr. Bakker lived in Siena, Italy and served as the Oncology Head for Siena Biotech, where she created an oncology program from the ground up and managed a large oncology research initiative at the University of Verona.
Dr. Bakker's research has been internationally recognized by more than 30 peer-reviewed papers, patents, and awards, and she has extensive experience liaising and negotiating with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
In her role at the Children's Tumor Foundation, Dr. Bakker will continue to seek innovative breakthroughs in drug development and will effectively implement her personal network of world class centers of excellence to advance neurofibromatosis research and attract top scientists and clinicians to the field of NF.
Dr. Bakker is originally from Belgium, speaks four languages (English, French, Dutch, and Italian), and now lives in Yonkers, New York with her partner, Armelle Pindon, and their two children, Camille and Brice.