The Variant Bio Team
Our team has a passion for exploration, and expertise spanning genetics, molecular biology, therapeutics, anthropology, and ethics. We started Variant Bio because we share the belief that human genomics has the power to transform drug development.
Kaja Wasik, PhD
CSO & Co-founder
Kaja has spent her career developing novel sequencing platforms and bringing them to market. She completed her PhD in molecular biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and postdoctoral training at the New York Genome Center.
Stephane Castel, PhD
CTO & Co-founder
Stephane has deep expertise analyzing the genome to understand how genetic variation contributes to disease. He completed his PhD in genetics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and postdoctoral training at Columbia University.
Akhila Kosaraju, MD
Akhila has over 10 years of biotech executive experience and was a former White House appointee. She completed her MD at Columbia University and BA in human biology at Stanford University.
Anne-Katrin Emde, PhD
Erin Burke, PhD
Gabrielle Bertier, PhD
Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer, PhD
Natalie O'Shea, MPhil
Biological Anthropology Intern
Executive Chairman, Illumina
Bruce Stillman, PhD
President, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Daniel MacArthur, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Kiran Musunuru, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Schatz, PhD
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Fernando Racimo, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Copenhagen
Our team is rapidly expanding, and we’re looking for people who aren't afraid to take on new challenges, and are as passionate about improving human health as we are. We're located in New York City, and have a great work environment based out of a beautiful office in New Lab.
We guarantee a work environment that respects and encourages diversity around gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, race, and culture.
Be a part of Variant Bio
Biostatistican · New York
We’re seeking someone who has expertise working with large scale biomedical datasets and modeling quantitative phenotypes in the context of human health.Job Description
Data Scientist · New York
We’re seeking someone with experience using machine learning approaches to analyze large scale biomedical data and mine scientific literature.Job Description
Population Geneticist · New York
We’re seeking someone with the ability to use population genetics to understand global variation in human phenotypes.Job Description