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Stanford University, PhD 2006
Stanford University, MS 2003
Chemical Engineering
Stanford University, BS 2000
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University, MS 2001
Electrical Engineering

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Co-Founder and CTO

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General Partner

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Lecturer, Departments of Statistics and Computer Science

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Balaji S. Srinivasan

Balaji S. Srinivasan is the co-founder of Counsyl, a genomics startup that began in a Stanford dorm room and now tests more than 2.5% of all US births.

Counsyl won the Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Award for Medicine, was named one of Scientific American’s Top 10 World Changing Ideas, raised more than $65M in funding from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund among others, and has become one of the largest clinical genome centers in the world.

Prior to co-founding Counsyl, Dr. Srinivasan taught data mining, statistics, and computational biology in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. He holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford. He was an NDSEG, NSF, and VIGRE fellow and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, and Nature Reviews Genetics.

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