A World Without Infectious Disease

Jay Parrish photoJay Parrish, Ph.D.

Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder

Jay Parrish, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Business Officer since July 2017 and is one of our co-founders. Prior to that, Dr. Parrish served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, from April 2017 to July 2017. Dr. Parrish is a Venture Partner at ARCH Venture Partners where he has served since May 2016. From September 2011 to May 2016, Dr. Parrish served in Gilead Sciences, Inc.’s Corporate Development group, where he was involved in building Gilead’s oncology and infectious disease portfolio, ultimately leading infectious disease business development for the company. Dr. Parrish also served as a scientist in Gilead’s medicinal chemistry group, from March 2004 to September 2011. Since 2012, Dr. Parrish has served as a part-time instructor at UC Berkeley Extension, where he teaches chemistry to undergraduates and post-baccalaureates. He also previously completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute.  Dr. Parrish received his B.S. in Chemistry from Emory University, a Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of South Florida and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.