Associate Director of Functional Genomics. Read writing from Daphne Koller on Medium. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has made major contributions to the understanding of antigen cross-priming and the impact of post-translational modification of chemokines as determinants of effective tumor immunity. Artificial Intelligence: Daphne Koller, Founder, Insitro: “In Biopharma, It’s Difficult to Fail Fast”, Venture Capital: The Story Of Sequoia’s Insane Returns On Airbnb, Alternative Investments/Digital Assets: Swiss Firm Valour Launches Fee Free Bitcoin Exchange Traded Product (ETP), FinTech: London-based Fintech Floats Venture Arm, Artificial Intelligence: Goodyear And SafeAI Team Up On Tire Intelligence For Autonomous Vehicles. At Insitro, Koller is building predictive models for use during drug discovery that help answer “fork-in-the-road” questions. 5 min read. Prior to joining insitro, Britt served as VP, People & Organizational Development at PaxVax, Inc., a fully-integrated specialty vaccines company, which she helped build and scale from start-up to a global, commercial stage company that was acquired by Emergent BioSolutions in 2018. 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In her spare time, Mary likes to cook, enjoys hiking, going to the theater and hanging out with family — including her husband and young son and daughter. Devin Coldewey. Forbes: insitro on the list of AI 50: America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies Inc.: Our founder and CEO Daphne Koller has been selected as one of Inc.’s 100 Female Founders “I think part of the problem biopharma has had is that it’s really difficult to fail fast,” said Koller. Prior to joining insitro, Adriana was a Principal at The Column Group (TCG), a life science venture capital firm. In his free time, Eilon enjoys hiking and camping outdoors with his family. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1804506115. Keith and his team are both establishing new drug design capabilities, exploiting the power of machine learning models, and undertaking drug discovery programs on molecular targets derived via the insitro-human (ISH) target discovery platform. Her work at insitro is part of an emerging field - digital biology - that is having an impact on multiple fields, including biomaterial design, agriculture, and … As the Associate Director of Functional Genomics, Chu leads insitro’s genetic screening and phenotyping efforts. 279 East Grand Avenue During her studies, she also worked at the University of Cambridge, Research Services Division, to support coordination of Medical School research contracts with industry sponsors, budgets and funding. Eilon has extensive experience in applying machine learning to decipher various biological questions. Wells MF, Salick MR, Wiskow O, Ho DJ, Worringer KA, Ihry RJ, Kommineni S, Bilican B, Klim JR, Hill EJ, Kane LT, Ye C, Kaykas A*, Eggan K.* Cell Stem Cell. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Co-founder, Coursera. This former Stanford University professor’s cutting edge work combines machine learning and biology to transform pharmaceutical drug development. She’s also a Certified Professional Coach from New Ventures West, San Francisco, California. Ellie is Certified Public Accountant and holds an active license in the state of California. Epub 2018 Feb 23, Genetic Adaptation and Neandertal Admixture Shaped the Immune System of Human Populations. If you go down the wrong one, then it’s years and tens of millions of dollars in wasted spend,” Koller explains. Lim YW, Chen-Harris H, Mayba O, Lianoglou S, Wuster A, Bhangale T, Khan Z, Mariathasan S, Daemen A, Reeder J, Haverty PM, Forrest WF, Brauer M, Mellman I, Albert ML. Tweet. He joins insitro from Zymergen, a company applying laboratory automation and machine learning to engineer microbial strains for industrial fermentation applications and new product development, where he served as the company’s first in-house lawyer and general counsel. Having grown up in Sun Valley, ID, Perry is excited to be back west and enjoys spending as much time as possible outside, whether on foot, bike, or skis. Koller is bringing together a cutting edge bio lab, scientists, and AI for faster drug discovery. That round brought up…, Goodyear Tire (NASDAQ: GT) has forged a strategic tie-up with SafeAI, the AI specialist for autonomous solutions for the mining industry. In his spare time, Matt enjoys running, drawing, programming for fun and playing with his kids. In his free time he enjoys traveling, SCUBA diving, exploring microbrews, and photography. According to Koller, machine learning has become more sophisticated and better predictive. Prior to Biogen, Rachel worked at Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation. World Summit AI 420 views. Mary brings to insitro more than 15 years of scientific expertise, company building and transactions leadership in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining insitro, Ellie was an independent consultant for early-stage Bay Area life science companies and worked on various accounting projects, including the development of systems and infrastructure to support growing businesses. He conducted his postdoc with Dr. Randy Moon at the University of Washington/Howard Hughes Medical Institute on Wnt-signaling. Years after Daphne Koller left academia to pursue its reinvention with Coursera, circumstances have conspired to return her to a passion left by the wayside. TechCrunch. During her time at Ironwood Ellie supported the company’s 2010 IPO, ERP transformation and plans for commercialization. Ihry RJ, Worringer KA, Salick MR, Frias E, Ho D, Theriault K, Kommineni S, Chen J, Sondey M, Ye C, Randhawa R, Kulkarni T, Yang Z, McAllister G, Russ C, Reece-Hoyes J, Forrester W, Hoffman GR, Dolmetsch R, Kaykas A. Nat Med. He then earned a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science under the supervision of Prof. Eran Segal. Rachel joined insitro from Biogen, where she helped to build a Neurodevelopmental Disorders drug discovery group and pipeline. After completing a dual major B.Sc. 2018 Mar;19(3):302-314. doi: 10.1038/s41590-018-0049-7. Quach H, Rotival M, Pothlichet J, Loh YE, Dannemann M, Zidane N, Laval G, Patin E, Harmant C, Lopez M, Deschamps M, Naffakh N, Duffy D, Coen A, Leroux-Roels G, Clément F, Boland A, Deleuze JF, Kelso J, Albert ML, Quintana-Murci L. Cell. Britt is passionate about developing mission-driven companies and coaching its people to evoke excellence. AWS re:Invent 2019 – Daphne Koller of insitro Talks About Using AWS to Transform Drug Development. Big data, machine learning and biology are suddenly in syzygy and Koller is intent on making the most of it with her new company, Insitro — and telling us all about it at Disrupt SF 2020. Related Story:  Daphne Koller Raises $143M For Insitro, Her AI-Bio Startup. Daphne Koller, Board Member Daphne Koller is the CEO and Founder of insitro. insitro Adds Biopharma Industry Leader Roger Perlmutter as First Independent Board Member. Venture capital firm Sequoia paid $585,000 for 58 million shares in Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) in 2009, equivalent to about 1 cent per share. Allison has also held increasing roles at Affymax, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, and she started her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in their audit and assurance practice. Inc.: Our founder and CEO Daphne Koller has been selected as one of Inc.’s 100 Female Founders. in biology and computer science at Tel Aviv University, Eilon joined Rosetta genomics, where he worked on discovering miRNA genes in humans and predicting their targets. Matt holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from MIT, where he developed efficient bioinformatic algorithms with applications in evolutionary genomics and population genetics. Following graduation, Eilon transitioned to a postdoc at Profs Jonathan Pritchard and Hunter Fraser labs in Stanford Medical school department of genetics. Leveraging machine learning on AWS, insitro is able to analyze massive amounts of high-content biological data in days rather than months, increasing the productivity of the drug development process. As Director of Data Science, Eilon is leading the development of cutting edge machine learning, computational biology and statistical genetics approaches to improve drug development. Prior to joining insitro, Matthew worked as Principal Scientist in the Department of Cancer Immunology at Genentech (2015 – 2019); and served as Professor (2003 – 2015), Founder and Director of the Center for Human Immunology (2007 – 2015) and Director of the Immunology Department at Institut Pasteur, Paris France (2010 – 2015). Every day, Daphne Koller and thousands of other voices read, write, and share important stories on Medium. In addition, Eugeni and his team collaborated with ML experts from Google to develop cutting-edge data driven platforms for stem stem cell differentiation and for high throughput image based screening. October 15, 2018. cancer and UTI); and liver diseases (incl. jQuery(document).ready(function($){gformInitSpinner( 3, '' );jQuery('#gform_ajax_frame_3').on('load',function(){var contents = jQuery(this).contents().find('*').html();var is_postback = contents.indexOf('GF_AJAX_POSTBACK') >= 0;if(!is_postback){return;}var form_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_wrapper_3');var is_confirmation = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_confirmation_wrapper_3').length > 0;var is_redirect = contents.indexOf('gformRedirect(){') >= 0;var is_form = form_content.length > 0 && ! Over his career, Duane has been named multiple times to the IAM Strategy 300, recognizing the world’s leading IP strategists. John’s team also will focus on building out the tools and capabilities for implementing operational excellence across all of insitro’s laboratories. Patin E, Hasan M, Bergstedt J, Rouilly V, Libri V, Urrutia A, Alanio C, Scepanovic P, Hammer C, Jönsson F, Beitz B, Quach H, Lim YW, Hunkapiller J, Zepeda M, Green C, Piasecka B, Leloup C, Rogge L, Huetz F, Peguillet I, Lantz O, Fontes M, Di Santo JP, Thomas S, Fellay J, Duffy D, Quintana-Murci L, Albert ML; Milieu Intérieur Consortium. Prior to graduate school he spent five years working in finance for Morgan Stanley and BMGI, the investment office of Bill and Melinda Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to Invitae, Ellie worked at Genomic Health, a publicly-traded global provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests, where she managed the US accounting operations and teams. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys backpacking, road biking, landscape photography, and travel. 2016 Dec 1;19(6):703-708. His team efforts have led to the discovery of multiple new disease targets and the development of better predictive preclinical models. 2016 Oct 20;167(3):643-656.e17. Daphne was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder, insitro sits down with Sonia Tagare at Stanford University for WiDS 2020. Before Aimmune, Mary was a vice president at Longitude Capital, where she focused on biotechnology investments and participated in multiple therapeutics investments and boards of directors, including observing on Aimmune’s board. “You oftentimes make a 5-10 year investment in something before you realize that it’s not looking so good.”. “The unmet need is huge, and the animal models are particularly untranslatable.”. In his spare time, Chu tests sneakers for Puma, and reads books to his two young kids. During his graduate training with Dr. Howard Chang at Stanford University, Chu invented an RNA-interactome analysis method, “ChIRP,” to study the mechanism of X-chromosome inactivation by the famous long noncoding RNA “Xist”, among many other projects, via genomics, imaging and protein mass spec assays. Before joining insitro, Keith was President of the Ferring Research Institute in San Diego, engaged in the discovery of peptide therapeutics. And if you’re lucky, one path in 99 will lead you to success. HCV, HBV, HCC and NASH). Koller said Insitro was looking at the various vaccine approaches from different companies and “putting them in with a bunch of viral protein and hoping for the best,” – because techniques do not currently exist to predict vaccine efficacy. After her PhD, Koller did postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley from 1993 to 1995, and joined the faculty of the Stanford University Computer Science Department in 1995. Adriana obtained her PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Douglas Melton at Harvard University where she studied mechanisms of self-renewal and survival in human embryonic stem cells. The ETP commenced trading last week…, Launched in 2012, fintech startup tripled its valuation to $5.5 billion in June 2020 when it collected $150 million in a Series B funding round. Before joining Pfizer, Rachel was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Richard Tsien’s lab at Stanford University in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. He holds B.A. Epub 2018 Nov 21, Natural variation in the parameters of innate immune cells is preferentially driven by genetic factors. VP, Disease Model Systems & Arrayed Screening. He supports the executive team on initiatives at the intersection of machine learning and corporate strategy, including business development and the formulation of machine learning problems relevant to drug discovery and development. Yao Z, Mich JK, Ku S, Menon V, Krostag AR, Martinez RA, Furchtgott L, Mulholland H, Bort S, Fuqua MA, Gregor BW, Hodge RD, Jayabalu A, May RC, Melton S, Nelson AM, Ngo NK, Shapovalova NV, Shehata SI, Smith MW, Tait LJ, Thompson CL, Thomsen ER, Ye C, Glass IA, Kaykas A, Yao S, Phillips JW, Grimley JS, Levi BP, Wang Y, Ramanathan S. Cell Stem Cell. Unfortunately, by that time, sunk investments are already very substantial. Before then, she was Controller at Invitae, a leading genetic testing company offering diagnostic testing for hereditary conditions. He also manages insitro’s internal discovery programs as well as partnered programs with external collaborators. Before joining iPierian Eugeni worked at Cytokinetics where he was one of the founding scientists and held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. The two companies will integrate a mining site and…, © 2020 DailyAlts. Daphne Koller's Insitro lines up $143M to move AI closer to drug development . When Britt is not cheer-leading the people she serves, she loves to explore the world traveling, enjoys the great outdoors while running, biking, hiking, swimming, skating,painting or striking a yoga pose somewhere. “Do I go down path A or B or C or D? In her free time, Adriana enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, visiting museums and exercising. Adriana is the Head of External Innovation at insitro where she searches for technologies, collaborations, and expertise to accelerate and maximize insitro’s research and development efforts. 2005 May 6;308(5723):826-33. Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. *Co-first authors. Adriana was also previously Entrepreneurship Program Manager at QB3 (California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences) where she managed the Startup in a Box Program. Her scientific work has been published in premier scientific journals, and she is a named inventor on several patents. A Single-Cell Roadmap of Lineage Bifurcation in Human ESC Models of Embryonic Brain Development. Before joining Insitro, Eugeni was a Staff Scientist at Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) where he led groups responsible for the development of cutting- edge cell biological technologies, drug delivery platforms, and the development of an extracellular vesicles-based diagnostic platform. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the boards of directors for the Level Playing Field Institute and the Berkeley Law Alumni Association. He earned his PhD in Oncology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Daphne was the Rajeev Motwani Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where she served on the faculty for 18 years. She is the author of over 200 refereed publications appearing in venues such as Science, Cell, and Nature Genetics, and has an h-index of 130. As the Director of Process Engineering, John is responsible for leading the development and deployment of lab automation for high-throughput, effective production of high-quality data sets to use in machine learning. At stanford, Eilon worked on a diverse set of projects including: detection and fine mapping of genetic associations with T cell receptor V-genes expression; software for transplant health monitoring using cell-free DNA sequencing (which was commercialized by Stanford); and detection of functional genetic variants using a novel high throughput CRISPR editing. Ajamete has spent over 28 years in both industry and academia, working in the areas of proteomics, genomics, and stem cell biology. the life sciences and technology industries, both in California and in Switzerland. |  All Rights Reserved  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions. in Biology and Neuroscience from Macalester College. Nat Immunol. In her spare time, Daphne enjoys spending time with her family, especially while traveling to exotic destinations (62 countries so far and counting), where they enjoy hiking, sailing, scuba diving, and eating fresh local food. While in Randy’s lab, he conducted one of the first ever genome-wide RNAi screens and studied the role of Wnt-signaling in human disease and stem cell biology. South San Francisco, California 94080, ML, Data Science and Software Engineering,,,,,,, Join us to help bring better medicines to patients through ML and biology at scale. Ye C, Ho DJ, Neri M, Yang C, Kulkarni T, Randhawa R, Henault M, Mostacci N, Farmer P, Renner S, Ihry R, Mansur L, Gubser Keller C, McAllister G, Hild M, Jenkins J, and Kaykas A. In her role, she focused on ideation, formation, and launch of several companies in the TCG portfolio, including Accent Therapeutics and A2 Biotherapeutics, and served as board director or observer of these and other companies. Insitro has brought together a high-throughput lab (“beyond the frontier on multiple levels,” according to Koller), top-flight biologists, and machine learning and data science people who are at the cutting edge of their profession. in Systems Engineering from Penn State University. p53 inhibits CRISPR-Cas9 engineering in human pluripotent stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. He has also been a leader in the Milieu Intérieur Consortium, a 30-team academic / industrial partnership that aims to define the genetic, microbiome and environmental determinants of variable immune responses in healthy persons. Prior to Zymergen, Duane was a senior member of the patent team at Google, where he led strategic IP initiatives bearing on mobile, cloud, web and open source technologies. Verily and Gilead are employing this platform to understand inflammatory autoimmune diseases. In his spare time, he and his family enjoy cooking together, traveling and exploring the world’s ecology under the sea (marvelling at Ostracod mating practices in the Carribean), in jungles (visits to the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre in Borneo), and in ecology parks (riding dolphins in Tunisia). is_redirect && ! Outside of the office, Allison is constantly chasing after her two sons and cheering on the Golden State Warriors. Before then, Allison was at Genomic Health, a global provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests, where she was most recently the Senior Director of Accounting and supported the organization’s increasing headcount and international growth. Eilon is the author of over 20 refereed publications appearing in venues such as Cell, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Genetics. During his PhD, he developed synthetic biology Massively Parallel Reporter Assay (MPRA) and statistical and thermodynamic models, which he applied to decipher the encoding of transcriptional regulation in yeast. WSAI Americas 2019 - insitro, Daphne Koller, Founder and CEO - Duration: 24:37. Coursera and Insitro founder Daphne Koller is coming to Disrupt 2020. By 2016, she was the chief computing officer Keith completed his academic and postdoctoral studies at Imperial College London, The University of Cambridge (Raphael lab), Stanford University (Johnson lab), and Columbia University (Stork lab).