Speaker Profile

Ph.D., CEO, Mekonos

Dr. Anil Narasimha is an accomplished scientist and founder in the field of personalized medicine. He co-founded Mekonos in 2017 to come up with a platform to automate delivery of payloads into fragile cell types while remaining precise and scalable. Prior to Mekonos, Anil completed his PhD at UC San Diego before moving to Stanford University to become a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Michael Snyder's laboratory. There, he was introduced to cell and gene therapy and identified some of the pitfalls associated with it, including the lack of automation and precision when it came to delivering payloads into primary cells. His goal is to utilize his platform to make cell and gene therapies more accessible.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track Chair:
Jane Grogan, Graphite Bio


  • Advances in Gene & Cell Therapies
    Session Chair: Jane Grogan, Graphite Bio
    - Peter Nell, Mammoth
    - Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Intellia Tx
    - Amy Simon, Beam Therapeutics
    - Eric Ostertag, Poseida Therapuetics
  • Translating CGT to the Clinic (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Nicole K. Paulk, UCSF
    - Matthew Porteus, Stanford
    - Eric Crombez, Ultragenyx Gene Therapy
    - Peter Francis, 4D Molecular Therapeutics
    - Erandi De Silva, Forge Biologics
    - Patrice Hugo, Q2 Solutions
  • Bioethics & Ethical Implications in Cell and Gene Therapies
    Session Chair: Ilana Yurkiewicz, Stanford University
    - Fyodor Urnov, UC Berkeley
    - Sandy Macrae, Sangamo Therapeutics
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Yuri Fesko, Labcorp
    - Yan Zhang, Mission Bio
    - Anil Narasimha, Mekonos Inc.
  • Past, Present and Future of CRISPR Where will CRISPR Take Us and How is the Technology Evolving to Realize its Full Potential (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Janice Chen, Mammoth
    - Fyodor Urnov, UC Berkeley
    - Kiana Aran, Cardea Bio
    - Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Intellia Tx
    - Josh Lehrer, Graphite Bio