Mountain View, CA / Berlin, Germany
We are happy to announce Dr. Nathaniel David as a speaker for the 2020 Undoing Aging Conference.
Ned co-founded UNITY Biotechnology in 2011, largely because he thought it was “simply the coolest biology he had ever seen.”
Before UNITY, Ned co-founded four other biotechnology companies that together raised over $1.5 billion in financing and today employ over 400 scientists, engineers, and business people. Ned builds companies because he sees company creation as a means to create technologies that change the world. Ned is a co-founder of Syrrx (acquired by Takeda), Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera Biopharmaceuticals (KYTH, acquired by Allergan), and Sapphire Energy.
Ned holds pending and issued patents in fields such as nanovolume crystallography, antibiotic resistance, aesthetic medicine, and cellular senescence. He has served on the board of directors of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Sapphire Energy, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and is a member of the board of trustees of the University of California Foundation. Ned was named one of the Top 100 innovators in the world under 35 by the MIT Technology Review.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an A.B. in Biology from Harvard University.
“As the founding CEO of one of the foremost companies in our field, Ned is a hugely important and influential contributor to hastening the defeat of aging. I’m delighted that he has agreed to join us in Berlin.” says Aubrey de Grey.