Concurrent Speaker :
James Lu, MD, PhD

Co-Founder & SVP, Applied Genomics
San Carlos, California

James Lu, MD, PhD is a co-founder and SVP of Applied Genomics at Helix, a consumer genomics company that is empowering every person to discover insights into his or her own DNA through an ecosystem of high-quality partners. Helix believes in a world where every person benefits from their biological information and is able to help all of humanity lead better lives. At Helix, James has responsibility for the scientific teams. Prior to Helix, James was an Associate in Research at Duke University where he focused on translational genomics and developing machine learning methodologies for electronic medical records. James has also explored a broad range of research topics in population genetics, mendelian genomics and computational psychiatry. Earlier in his career James spent time at Merck & Co where he was a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and at Devon Park Bioventures, a Philadelphia based healthcare venture capital firm. James holds a MD and PhD from Baylor College of Medicine, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He also received a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.


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