Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D.

A Venezuelan-born entrepreneur and academic, Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante is CEO and Founder of Galatea Bio, Inc., a genomics company focused on delivering Precision Health at Scale for All, and adjunct (former tenured full) professor of Genetics and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University.

He is one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in population genetics and genomics. Dr. Bustamante has led teams at the interface of genomics and data science, solving important problems in healthcare, agriculture and anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in Biology and MS in Statistics from Harvard University (2001), was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Oxford (2001), and was on the faculty at Cornell University (2002-9) and Stanford University School of Medicine (2010-2022).

Throughout the trajectory of his career, he's held roles in academia and business, including founder and principal of multiple startups, a consulting business, Venture Partner at F-Prime Capital, SAB member with over a dozen startups and advisor to the US Federal Government on multiple assignments. Dr. Bustamante was also awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 for his contributions to population genetics (mining DNA sequence data to address fundamental questions about mechanisms of evolution origins of human genetic diversity and patterns of population migration).

Talk Title:
Enabling Precision Health At Scale For All

Friday, November 17
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. MT

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