Kris Tatiossian
Bio + Health

Kris Tatiossian



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Kris Tatiossian, PhD, is the content lead, life sciences, on the Bio + Health team. She specializes in transforming complex scientific topics into accessible narratives. In this role, she oversees the brand’s digital strategy from podcasts, blogs, and newsletters to social media, bringing subjects like biotechnology and artificial intelligence to a broader audience. Working closely with different teams, Kris harmonizes the content creation journey from brainstorming to final delivery, ensuring that the brand message remains cohesive and relevant.

Before joining Bio + Health, Kris served as the Founder/CEO of CRISPR Classroom and President of Arkitekt Bio. These experiences provided her with a broad understanding of entrepreneurship, strategic communication, and educational outreach, skills she applies in her current position.

Kris holds a PhD in Medical Biology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Entomology from the University of California, Davis. Off the clock, she enjoys adding to her insect collection, camping, and cooking.

Latest Content

  • Network Medicine with Jonathan Swerdlin and Mark HymanNew
    Mark Hyman, Vijay Pande, Jonathan Swerdlin, Daisy Wolf, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Jonathan Swerdlin, cofounder and CEO, and Mark Hyman, MD, cofounder and Chief Medical Officer of Function Health join Vijay Pande, general partner, and Daisy Wolf, investment partner of a16z Bio + Health.

  • Regulation as a Catalyst with Jonathan Bush and Chris Severn
    Jonathan Bush, Colin Rom, Chris Severn, Julie Yoo, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Jonathan Bush, founder and CEO of Zus Health, and Chris Severn, cofounder and CEO of Turquoise Health, join Julie Yoo, general partner, and Colin Rom, head of public policy for a16z Bio + Health.

  • The Transformative Power of AI in Science with Pushmeet Kohli
    Pushmeet Kohli, Vijay Pande, Steph Smith, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    In this episode, originally recorded for the a16z Podcast, host Steph Smith interviews Pushmeet Kohli, DeepMind's VP of Research focused on AI for science. They are joined by a16z Bio + Health founding partner Vijay Pand...

  • The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Chronis Manolis
    Will Shrank, Daisy Wolf, Julie Yoo, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Chronis Manolis, SVP and Chief Pharmacy Officer of UPMC Health Plan, joins Julie Yoo, general partner, Daisy Wolf, investment partner, and Will Shrank, venture partner, of a16z Bio + Health.

  • The Science and Supply of GLP-1s with Brooke Boyarsky Pratt
    Vineeta Agarwala, Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, Kris Tatiossian, and Olivia Webb

    Brooke Boyarsky Pratt, founder and CEO of knownwell, joins Vineeta Agarwala, general partner at a16z Bio + Health.

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