About Us

LRC.SYSTEMS (or LRC) was 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. Researchers at the LRC will undertake high-risk, high-reward work that has the capacity to produce disruptive change.

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LRC.SYSTEMS is a division of Global Viral (GV), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in San Francisco. LRC employees are recruited and compensated through GV. The Board of Directors of GV maintains full control of LRC's activities.


LRC receives all its funding from GV, which serves as its parent organization. 

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)


LRC.SYSTEMS is a division of Global Viral