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Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Science Exchange

Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is co-founder and CEO of Science Exchange, the online marketplace for scientific research. She is also an active angel investor and a part-time partner at Y Combinator, a seed-stage accelerator widely regarded as “the world’s most powerful start-up incubator”. Her recent investments include Perlara, NURX, Antera, Notable Labs, and (via Y Combinator) Gingko Bioworks, Atomwise, and Bikanta. Elizabeth has been recognized as one of the “Ten People that Mattered” by Nature Magazine and one of the “50 Women Who Are Changing The World” by WIRED. Elizabeth was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, where her research focused on identifying mechanisms of breast cancer development and progression. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Science from the University of Auckland and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research in London.

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