Quantum-Si Incorporated (Nasdaq: QSI) (“Quantum-Si,” “QSI” or the “Company”), a life sciences company commercializing single molecule protein sequencing, today announced the appointment of Vikram Bajaj, Ph.D., co-founder and former Chief Scientific Officer of Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Bajaj is a managing director at Foresite Capital, evaluating and pursuing investments at the intersection of technology and life sciences, including in personalized and precision healthcare. Prior to joining Foresite Capital, Vik was the Chief Scientific Officer of GRAIL and remains on its Scientific Advisory Board. He is also the co-founder and former Chief Scientific Officer of Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences) and served as chair of its Scientific Advisory Board. Bajaj retains appointments as associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and as an affiliate scientist of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley, for which he serves on the advisory board of the College of Chemistry. He is an advisor to the Department of Defense through the Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Biology.
“I am thrilled to welcome Vik to the board of Quantum-Si at a pivotal time as we progress toward launching the world’s first next generation protein sequencing system,” said Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer, Founder and Executive Chairman of Quantum-Si. “Vik is a trailblazer in the field of precision medicine and brings decades of expertise as a scientist and entrepreneur. His appointment will strengthen our team of renowned advisors as we execute our commercialization strategy this year.”
“It’s been rewarding to witness such remarkable innovation in next-generation protein sequencing,” said Bajaj. “I look forward to applying my expertise and serving alongside this distinguished roster of industry leaders in support of this ambitious mission.”
Bajaj holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His scientific and engineering awards include the Anatole Abragam Prize (2012), the R&D 100 Award for the most promising commercialized technologies (2011 and 2013), and the Department of Energy’s LBL Innovation Grant (2013). In 2011, he was named as a Visiting Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.