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Vijay Pande, PhD, is a General Partner and has been at Andreessen Horowitz since 2014. He founded and leads a16z Bio + Health, which invests in life sciences and healthcare through four dedicated funds with more than $3 billion under management. Vijay leads the firm’s investments at the cross section of biology and computer science, including applications in computation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in healthcare; digital therapeutics; diagnostics; and other novel transformative scientific advances applied to industry that take bio beyond healthcare. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Structural Biology at Stanford University. He currently sits on the boards of Apeel Sciences, BioAge, Devoted Health, Freenome, Genesis Therapeutics, Insitro, Inceptive Therapeutics, Nautilus Biotechnology, Nobell, Omada Health, Q.bio, SciFi Foods, and Scribe Therapeutics.
Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Vijay was the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Structural Biology and of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he led a team of researchers pioneering computational methods and their application to medicine and biology (resulting in over 300 publications and six patents). Vijay was also concurrently the director of the Biophysics program at Stanford, where he led a team of more than 50 faculty members and propelled the program to the top in the country. Vijay also co-founded Globavir Biosciences, and founded the Folding@Home Distributed Computing Project.
Vijay holds a BA in Physics from Princeton University and a PhD in Physics from MIT. He has been awarded the DeLano Prize in Computation, a Guinness World Record for Folding@Home, the American Chemical Society Thomas Kuhn Paradigm Shift Award, and was selected for MIT TR10. In his teens, Vijay was the first employee at video game startup Naughty Dog, maker of Crash Bandicoot and The Last of Us.
Our view is that 1) the latest advancements in AI offer a massive enablement opportunity to support our clinicians and 2) this can’t happen without the help of forward-thinking policymakers laying the infrastructure for AI-enabled care.
Miriam Vogel, President and CEO of EqualAI, cohost of the podcast In AI we Trust, and Chair to the recently launched National AI Advisory Committee, joins Vijay Pande of Bio + Health.
AI trailblazer Suchi Saria, PhD, in conversation with Vijay Pande, sheds light on the winding path that led her to launch Bayesian Health, a bold effort to infuse intelligence into clinical workflows.
Fei-Fei Li, PhD, Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, joins Bio + Health founding partner Vijay Pande. In this candid conversation, Li unfolds her transformation from a young immigrant to an influential figure in AI. The conversation explores the birth of ImageNet, a pivotal step that bridged the gap between visual intelligence and accessible AI technology. They delve into the notion of a 'Dignity Economy,' hinting at a future where technology serves to elevate human experience rather than undermine it. Li also touches on the delicate balance between relentless innovation and life's humble pursuits. This episode peels back the layers on the human side of AI, offering a rare glimpse into the personal and professional realms of a pioneer shaping the AI landscape.
In this candid conversation, Li unfolds her transformation from a young immigrant to an influential figure in AI. The conversation explores the birth of ImageNet, a pivotal step that bridged the gap between visual intelligence and accessible AI technology.
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