MEET THE TEAM

* visiting/consulting appointments

Administration

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CEO & Founder
(Computational Biology)

Samantha Lekus, MS

COO*

Assoc. Dir.
Senior Scientist
(Physics)

Director of Finance

Anne Hillegas

Director of Business Development

Colette Devou

Business Manager

Scientists

Principal Scientist*
(Biology)

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Peter Hirshberg

Principal Scientist
(Technology)

Senior Scientist*
(Biology, Technology)

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Scientist*
(Biology, Ecology)

Scientist
(Microbiology, Microscopy)

Fellows & Postdocs

Senior Fellow

(AI, Quantum Computing)

Fellow​

(Biogeochemistry)

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International Fellow
(Physics, Microscopy)

Postdoc

(Microbiology, Protistology)

Fellow

(Physics)

Fellow
(Applied Mathematics)

Rachna Pannu

GV Junior Fellow, SFSU
(Molecular Biology)

Madison Bullock

GV Junior Fellow, SFSU
(Immunology)

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Wilmer Amaya-Mejia

GV Junior Fellow, SFSU
(Ecology)

Interns

Intern

(Biological Engineering)

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Intern

(Biology)

Alumni

Fellow

(Microbiology)

Now at NASA (Ames)

Shellie Bench, Ph.D.

Program Manager

(Biology, Ecology)

Now Consultant

Brad Brooks, Ph.D.

Scientist (Oncology)
Now at DTRA

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Stephen Harris, Ph.D.

Sr. Research Associate (Ecology)
Now Asst. Prof at
Purchase College, SUNY

Sr. Fellow (Bioengineering)
Now Asst. Prof at
UC Riverside

Board

CEO, GV/LRC

Don Oppenheim, MBA

Ex-Partner (Ret.),
Altman Weil

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Neil Cohen, MBA

Corporate Growth

Dynamis, Inc.

Advisors

Khai Luong, Ph.D.

Advisor

(Roche Pharma) (Chemistry)

Annette J Cook, MBA

Financial Advisor

CEO Nonprofit Suite

Board & Advisory Alumni (GVFI, GV & LRC)

Nathan Wolfe, Ph.D.

Founder, GVFI/GV & Metabiota

Ex-Chairman, Global Viral

Assoc. Professor
Rockefeller University

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Ubald Tamoufe, M.Sc., MPH

Regional Dir.,
Johns Hopkins Cameroon
Program

Sally O'Brien

SVP, The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Erez Kalir

CEO, Stansberry Asset Management

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Matt Lebreton

Dir., Mosaic