Emerald’s team

Our team operates at the intersection of computation and the life sciences, bringing together a diverse set of individuals with backgrounds ranging from organic chemistry and molecular biology to electrical engineering and computer science. As eclectic as our individual paths have been, we are equally defined by the cultural values that we have in common: hard work, a focus on first principles reasoning over pattern matching, and a zeal for pioneering technical solutions in uncharted territory.

DJ
Co-Founder

Education
Organic Chemistry PhD
Stanford University

Previously
Kool Lab, Stanford

Brian
Co-Founder

Education
Physical Chemistry PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Previously
Ghadiri Lab, TSRI

Brad
Scientific Computing

Education
Dynamical Systems PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Previously
Postdoc, Sandia National Lab

Robert
Scientific Development

Education
Electrical (Biomedical) Engineering BS
University of Alberta

Previously
Gambhir Lab, Stanford

Ben
Scientific Development

Education
Microbiology PhD
UC Berkeley

Previously
Portnoy Lab, UC Berkeley

Sean
Engineering

Education
Computer Engineering BS
University of Alberta

Previously
Software Developer, DevFacto Technologies

Srikant
Scientific Development

Education
Electrical Engineering PhD
Stanford University

Previously
Engineering Scientist, Meso Scale Diagnostics

John
Culture

Education
Computer Science
Stanford University

Previously
Deployment Strategist, Palantir Technologies

Guillaume
Scientific Development

Education
Analytical Chemistry PhD
NC State University

Previously
Muddiman Lab, NC State

James
Engineering

Education
Computer Science BS
Georgia Institute of Technology

Previously
Chief Architect, HVF

Khevna
Laboratory Operations

Education
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering BS
Carnegie Mellon University

Previously
Systems Integration Analyst, Accenture

Sergio
Engineering

Education
Computer Science BE
Tecnológico de Monterrey

Previously
Senior Software Engineer, Google

Asuka
Systems Diagnostics

Education
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology PhD
UCLA

Previously
Postdoc, Teruel Lab, Stanford

Paul
Scientific Development

Education
Plant Genetics PhD
Duke University

Previously
Benfey Lab, Duke

Mark
Business Development Operations

Education
History BA
University of the Pacific

Previously
Business Development Operations, Palantir Technologies

Hayley
Scientific Development

Education
Chemical Engineering BS, Biology BS
University of Utah

Previously
Feschotte Lab, University of Utah

Cam
Scientific Development

Education
Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry BS
Yale University

Previously
Pollard Lab, Yale

Kathryn
Laboratory Operations

Education
Cellular and Molecular Biology BS
University of Calgary

Previously
Student, University of Calgary

Chester
Legal

Education
JD, The Univ. of Texas School of Law
Biomedical Informatics MS
Stanford University

Previously
Attorney, Meyertons Hood

Lyra
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biochemistry BA
Kenyon College

Previously
Paradis Lab, Brandeis

Jen
Design

Education
Experimental Animation
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Previously
Frog Design

Jeremy
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biological Sciences BS
Vanderbilt University

Previously
Petersdorf Lab, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Erik
Engineering

Education
Computer Science BS
California State University, Chico

Previously
Software Engineer, ZURB

George
Systems Diagnostics

Education
Biomedical Engineering PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Previously
Weibel Lab, UW-Madison

Alice
Scientific Computing

Education
Computational Biology MS
Carnegie Mellon University

Previously
Schwartz Lab, CMU

Micah
Finance

Education
MBA
The Wharton School

Previously
Principal, Hercules Growth Capital

Steve
Laboratory Operations

Education
Neurobiology and Physiology BS
UC Davis

Previously
Complete Genomics

Aldrin
Information Technology

Education
Biology BS
BES College of Education, Bangalore

Previously
IT Director, Nishkian and Associates

Oliver
Laboratory Operations

Education
Microbial Biology BS
UC Berkeley

Previously
Aspira Scientific

Brian
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biology BS
UC Merced

Previously
Filipp Lab, UC Merced

Sarah
Scientific Development

Education
Biophysics PhD
Stanford University

Previously
Kool Lab, Stanford

Yaya
Design

Education
Design MFA
California College of the Arts

Previously
Senior User Experience Designer, Intel

Trinh
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biology BS
UCLA

Previously
Intake Coordinator, Genentech

Srikar
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biology BS
University of Houston

Previously
Aiden Lab, The Center for Genome Architecture

Steven
Scientific Development

Education
Organic Chemistry PhD
Stanford University

Previously
Wender Lab and Pande Lab, Stanford

Trevor
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biology BS
UC Davis

Previously
Bioprocess Manufacturing, Adecco Engineering and Technology

Dana
Laboratory Operations

Education
Biochemistry / Biophysics BS
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Previously
Pilgrim Foods

Beril
Scientific Development

Education
Biological Sciences PhD
Carnegie Mellon University

Previously
Woolford Lab, CMU

Mary
Operations

Education
Organic Chemistry BS
University of Oregon

Previously
Lab Manager, Juno Therapeutics