Mission Statement

Foresite Labs is a center for entrepreneurial innovation.

Foresite Labs supports the next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs who are creating innovative companies that are transforming the way that we discover and develop new medicines, and the way that we deliver care to patients in need. Foresite Labs systematically uses the tools of data science to create companies in healthcare that connect true changes in patient outcomes to all of the activities that are needed to develop, design and deploy therapeutics.


Team members

Mohammed AlQuraishi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University

Paola Arlotta, PhD

Chair, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Simon J. Hollingsworth, PhD FRCPath FRSB FBPhS

Vice President and Global Franchise Head for IO Bispecifics, AstraZeneca

Jeff Huber

Vice-Chair, GRAIL (founding CEO of GRAIL, formerly SVP of Google and board member of Illumina)

June Lee, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, President, Esker Therapeutics

Jennifer Listgarten, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley; Chan Zuckerberg Investigator

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD

Vice Chair, Scientific Innovation at the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Mathai Mammen, MD, PhD

Global Head of R&D, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, J&J (in transition)

Steve Finkbeiner MD, PhD

Director, Taube/Koret Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at Gladstone

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD

Sterling Professor of Immunobiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Margaret Chu Moyer

Amgen’s Chemistry, Characterization, Technology group

Michael J. Sofia, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Arbutus Biopharma, Inc.

Sarah Teichmann, FMedSci FRS

Head of Cellular Genetics and Senior Group Leader Wellcome Sanger Institute

Tim Aikin, PhD

Associate, New Ventures

Ramprasad Reddy Akavaram

Senior Data Infrastructure Engineer

Vikram Bajaj, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

Lisa Bedford

Associate Director, Program & Alliance Management

Mary Helen Black, PhD

VP, Head of Human Genomics

Alex Blocker, PhD

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Scientist

Mark Chao

Venture Partner

Selene Clay, PhD

Scientist, Statistical Genomics

Frederick Dewey, MD

Chief Scientific Officer

Lauren Edelson

Associate, New Ventures

Guy Haskin Fernald, PhD

Staff Data Scientist

Abbigal Fiume

Senior Accountant

Katie Gammon

Executive Assistant

Emery T. Goossens, PhD

Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Chris Graves, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

Carissa Heath Finkle, PhD

Program Manager, Portfolio Engagements

Rich Hickey, PhD

Bioinformatics Engineer

Julian Homburger, PhD

Associate Director, Complex Trait Research and Development

Morgan Howard

Bioinformatics Analyst, Genomics Discovery

John Kim, PhD

Staff Bioinformatics Engineer

Uplaksh Kumar, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Matt Luminais

Head of New Ventures

Alyssa McKenna


Cindy Mesaros

Head of Brand & People

Jack Michuda

Bioinformatics Engineer

Jonathan Packer, PhD

Staff Scientist

Stephanie Pease

Chief of Staff

Ben Piper

Senior Counsel

Kylie Reynolds

Head of Finance

Genevieve Roberts

Senior Scientist, Statistical Genomics

Elise Ruark, PhD

Director of Product Management

Phyllis Solomon

General Counsel

Zach Sweeney, PhD

Venture Partner

Jim Tananbaum, MD


Ashton Teng

Bioinformatics Engineer

Ian Tong, MD

Chief Clinical Officer

Cameron Turtle, DPhil

Venture Partner

Team Member