About Us

LRC.SYSTEMS (or LRC) was founded by Shailesh Date and launched on Sep 25, 2019. It is part incubator, part research institute, and part non-profit, conceptualized to bring the power of rigorous quantitative thinking to solve problems in scientific, commercial and social spheres. We believe in doing science that is bigger, faster and more impactful, while using fewer resources than what we ordinarily do today. We are interested in developing solutions to long-standing, fundamental problems that will bring about meaningful change. 

Shailesh V. Date, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, LRC


Global Viral (GV), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in San Francisco does business as ("DBA") the Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems. Both names represent the same non-profit, and either can be used for business purposes, although we prefer to use LRC. Older grants and contracts reference Global Viral (GV), however newer grants reference the organization as LRC. Information about the Chief Executive Officer, the Board of Directors and Advisors can be found on the 'Team' page under the 'About' menu. 


GV/LRC receives funding from various sources, including through research grants from government agencies, private philanthropies and foundations,  as well as through charitable gifts, sub-contracts and partnerships. 

Physical Location

The LRC maintains offices at 425 California St., #1200, San Francisco, CA 94002. Some LRC employees maintain offices at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI, Walnut Creek, CA), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Pasadena, CA) and San Francisco State University (SFSU, San Francisco, CA)

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425 California St., #1200, San Francisco, CA 94002