Team
Bringing together aging biology and machine learning experts.
Our Team
Bringing together aging biology and machine learning experts
Founder and CEO
Ben Kamens
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Founding engineer and VP Engineering at Khan Academy. Early engineer and VP Engineering at Fog Creek Software.
Head of Discovery
Christian Elabd, PhD
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Director of Cell Biology at BioRestorative Therapies. Postdoc at Berkeley focused on skeletal muscle aging. Ph.D. from University Nice Sophia Antipolis.
Lead Scientist
Wendy Cousin, PhD
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Product Team Leader at Turing Pharma. Postdoc at Dr. Conboy's lab in Berkeley working on aging. Ph.D. from University Nice Sophia Antipolis.
ML Engineering Lead
Ben Komalo
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Senior engineer and technical lead at Khan Academy. Senior engineer at Google. Member of rescue team that helped fix healthcare.gov.
ML Engineering
Charlie Marsh
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Senior engineer and technical lead at Khan Academy. Engineering lead and member of the early team at Cedar, a healthcare technology startup.
Head of Data Science
Lauren Nicolaisen, PhD
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Senior data scientist, engineer, and manager at Khan Academy and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Ph.D. in Physics and Pop. Genetics at Harvard.
Chief of Staff
Matt Donne, PhD
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Head of Ops at Age1. PhD in developmental and stem cell biology, UCSF. Stem cell specialist in Dr. Susan Fisher's lab.
Product Lead
Brandon White
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Senior Product Manager, machine learning leader, and employee #3 at Freenome. Senior ML Engineer at Uber.
Research Associate
Dat Nguyen
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Associate Scientist at BioSeek / DiscoverX focused on assay development and high-throughput screening. Associate Research Scientist II at Exelixis and Senior Research Associate at COR Therapeutics.
Scientist
Daniel Chen, PhD
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Postdoc researcher at Stanford investigating epigenetic memory and aging in Helen Blau's lab. Graduate work at UCSD investigating DNA methylation and aging at Kang Zhang's lab.
Office Manager
Camila Sanchez
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Event Coordinator for Manpower at Google. Preschool teacher and office administrator at St. Thomas Catholic School.
Decision Scientist
An Nguyen, PhD
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Founder of Innovatively, a tech-enabled strategy partner for life science co.'s focusing on market research, competitive analysis, opportunity identification, and data mining. Innovatively and Spring teamed up in 2019 to accelerate discovery and development of age-related therapies.
Software Engineer
Colin Fuller, PhD
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Data and Infrastructure Engineer at Khan Academy. Ph.D. work at Stanford focused on quantitative imaging and computational analysis of an in vitro system for centromere assembly.
Lead Scientist
Rachel Jacobson, PhD
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Senior Principal Scientist at Kodiak Sciences, led and managed multiple pipeline projects for retinal diseases. Senior Scientist at Pfizer-Rinat Laboratories. PhD Graduate Researcher at UC Davis focused on mitochondrial dynamics.
Data Scientist
Jarred Heinrich, PhD
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Senior Data Scientist at Bowers & Wilkins, Data Scientist at Hello, and Insight Data Science fellow. Graduate work at University of Toronto computationally characterizing age-related changes and the effects of human life conditions on bone microstructure.
Research Associate
Tempest Plott
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Research Associate at Freenome and Crescendo Bioscience. Graduate work at UC Davis focused on shotgun proteomics and exome sequencing.
Lead Process Engineer
William Van Trump, PhD
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Manager of Process Engineering at Myriad Women’s Health, Director of Process Engineering at EpiBiome, Senior Manager of Engineering at Illumina. Ph.D. from UC Irvine with a focus on Sensory Biomechanics.
Research Associate
Lindsey Scofield
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Undergraduate researcher in David Mills' Lab at UC Davis studying host-microbe interactions in the newborn mammalian gut. Research Assistant and employee #2 at Evolve BioSystems.
Advisors
World leaders in aging research, drug discovery, and tech
Chairman
Elad Gil
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Cofounder of Color Genomics. Previously VP Corporate Strategy at Twitter and early PM at Google. Investor or advisor to AirBnB, Square, Stripe, Pinterest, Gusto, and more. PhD Biology from MIT.
Advisor
Howard Chang, PhD
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Head of Chang Lab, Professor of Dermatology, and Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics and Genetics at Stanford. Scientific cofounder of Epinomics.
Advisor
Saul Villeda, PhD
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Head of Villeda Lab for aging research at UCSF. PhD from Stanford with focus on reversing aging in the brain.
Advisor
Sasha Kamb, PhD
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Senior Vice President of Research, Head of Neuroscience Discovery at Amgen. President/CSO A2 Biotherapeutics.
Advisor
Sam Altman
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President of Y Combinator. Co-chair of OpenAI.
Advisor
Steve Young, PhD
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Vice President, Arcus Bio. Previously Executive Director and head of first automated screening lab at Amgen.
Advisor
Thomas Hughes, PhD
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CEO of Navitor Pharma. Previous CSO and CEO at Zafgen, as well as Global Head of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases at Novartis.
Advisor
Daniel Delubac
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VP Lab Tech and Operations at Freenome. Previous Head of Process Engineering and Automation at Guardant and Engineering Lead at Counsyl.
Investors
Sam Altman

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