MEET THE TEAM

* visiting/consulting appointments

Administration

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CEO & Founder
(Computational Biology)

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Samantha Lekus, MS

COO*

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Senior Scientist &

Director

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Director of Finance

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Anne Hillegas, D.Sc.

Director of Business Development

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Fellow &

Dir. of Business Ventures

LRC Corporation

Scientists

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Principal Scientist*
(Biology)

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Peter Hirshberg

Principal Scientist
(Technology)

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Senior Scientist*
(Biology, Technology)

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Scientist*
(Bioinformatics, Ecology)

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Scientist
(Microbiology, Microscopy)

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Scientist
(AI, Photonics, Comp. Chem)

Fellows & Postdocs

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Fellow​

(Biogeochemistry)

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International Fellow
(Physics, Microscopy)

Postdoc

(Microbiology, Protistology)

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Fellow

(Physics)

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Fellow
(Applied Mathematics)

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Camilo Sepulveda-Caviedes

Junior Fellow

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira
(Artificial Intelligence and Evolution)

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Herman M. Zuluaga-Bucheli

Junior Fellow

Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira
(Artificial Intelligence and Evolution)

Interns

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Intern

(Biological Engineering)

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Intern

(Biology)

Board

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CEO, GV/LRC

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Don Oppenheim, MBA

Ex-Partner (Ret.),
Altman Weil

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Neil Cohen, MBA

Corporate Growth

Dynamis, Inc.

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William Warren, Ph.D.

Vice President

Sanofi Pasteur

Advisors

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Khai Luong, Ph.D.

Advisor

(Roche Pharma) (Chemistry)

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Jeremy Alberga

Director

Inst. for Global Health Sci, UCSF

Alumni

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Fellow

(Microbiology)

Now at NASA (Ames)

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Colette Devou

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Business Manager

Now at Facebook

Scientist*
(Biology, Ecology)

Center of Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA), Madrid, Spain

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Shellie Bench, Ph.D.

Program Manager

(Biology, Ecology)

Now Consultant

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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

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

Board & Advisory Alumni (GVFI, GV & LRC)

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Nathan Wolfe, Ph.D.

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Sarah Schlessinger, Ph.D.

Founder, GVFI/GV & Metabiota

Ex-Chairman, Global Viral

Assoc. Professor
Rockefeller University

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Jeremy Alberga

Director

Inst. for Global Health Sci, UCSF

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Annette J Cook, MBA

CEO

Nonprofit Suite

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Ubald Tamoufe, M.Sc., MPH

Regional Dir.,
Johns Hopkins Cameroon
Program

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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