SciFounder Fellowship Team

Our second application cycle ends August 15.

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Early applications will be reviewed/considered for funding sooner.

Matt Krisiloff is CEO of Ovid Research, a company working on turning pluripotent stem cells into viable human eggs.

Previously, he was the director of Y Combinator Research, the research non-profit of Y Combinator. He was also a founding team member of OpenAI, and has worked with over 150 startups as both an investor and advisor.

Nish Bhat is a co-founder of Color, a population health biotechnology company that has raised over $350 million. At Color, he built bioinformatic engines for data analysis and helped win major deals with NIH, Apple, Salesforce, and others.

He invests and advises in several early- and late-stage life-sciences companies.

Lucas Harrington, PhD is a co-founder and CSO of Mammoth Biosciences, a company that is developing novel CRISPR systems for diagnostic and drug development purposes.

Lucas obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California Berkeley in the lab of Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna (also a co-founder of Mammoth).

Alexander Schubert, PhD co-founded Defense Biosciences to develop novel antivirals.

Alex did his PhD in Molecular Biology at the MRC LMB (University of Cambridge) and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Genentech.

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