Sector Expert: Liana Moussatos


Liana Moussatos joined Wedbush Securities as a managing director and senior research analyst from Pacific Growth Equities, where she was a senior research analyst. Previously, she was director and portfolio manager of the UBS Global Biotech Funds for five years at UBS Global Asset Management. Moussatos also was with Bristol-Meyers Squibb, where she was a manager in University and Government Licensing, External Science and Technology. She also worked with Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in the Office of Industrial Affairs, and with the National Cancer Institute in the Office of Technology Development. Moussatos received a bachelor's degree in entomology and a master's degree in zoology and biochemistry from Clemson University. She also earned a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Davis, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in cellular and molecular physiology at the Yale School of Medicine.

Recent Interviews

Clinton's Price Caps Are a Non-Starter: Liana Moussatos of Wedbush Securities (11/24/15)

This fall, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton once again proposed price caps on out-of-pocket payments for pharmaceuticals. Liana Moussatos of Wedbush Securities has followed the price-cap discussion since the 1990s, and says the issue is more political than real. Given that, she tells The Life Sciences Report about some up-and-coming companies with products she believes are likely to make big improvements in the health of patients and the wallets of investors.

Wedbush Securities' Liana Moussatos on the Art and Science of Picking Biotechs with Upside (8/18/14)

pillsben82Liana Moussatos of Wedbush Securities doesn't wait for the catalyst to strike. She, like other successful investors, picks her targets and takes profits earlier, while less sophisticated investors wait for the press releases. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Moussatos describes a group of biotech stocks rich with upcoming catalysts, and invites investors to sample what she expects will be exceptional profits.

Recent Quotes

"There's more to OMER than Omidria; the company has quite a pipeline."

The Life Sciences Report interview with Liana Moussatos (8/21/14)
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