Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University; Owner and President of CDB Consulting, LTD

Dr. Bustamante is an internationally recognized leader in the application of data science and genomics technology to problems in medicine, agriculture, and biology. He received his PhD in Biology and MS in Statistics from Harvard University (2001), was on the faculty at Cornell University (2002-9), and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. Dr. Bustamante was the inaugural chair of and is currently professor of Biomedical Data Science, as well as Genetics, and (by courtesy) Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Bustamante has a passion for building new academic units, non-profits, and companies to solve pressing scientific challenges. He is founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Evolutionary, and Human Genomics (CEHG). He is a co-founder of ARC Bio, Liberty Biosecurity, and EdenRoc Sciences where he is on the Board of Directors. He advised the founding teams of InVitae, Personalis, FaunaBio, Embark Vet, Etalon DX, Imprimed, and GenomeLink. He currently serves as a venture partner at Fidelity’s early stage biotech and pharma fund, F Prime Capital.