Chair, Digital Biology & Founding Faculty, Singularity University
Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life -- biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture -- is affecting every one of us. He uses storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now, and where it may head tomorrow. His work and profile have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, CNBC, Science, and Nature.
Raymond is: Chair of the Biotech Track at Singularity University (http://singularityu.org/), a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to training leaders about exponential technologies. Co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious (http://biocurious.org/), the hackerspace for biotech, a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIYbio hobbyists and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage. Part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN,www.illumina.com), where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics.
Raymond's postgraduate work includes studies at Texas A&M University, Stanford and UC Berkeley in electrical engineering, computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology. He previously worked with Genomera, Illumina, Ingenuity Systems, TANSTAAFL Media, QIAGEN, Viatel, NASA, and other state and federal agencies. Raymond develops and advises a variety of companies and organizations. Raymond's favorite project is raising his twin boys to be superheroes.
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