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Gene Kym, PhD

Operating Advisor

Gene supports the team in investment sourcing and scientific due diligence, with a particular focus on Asia. He is SVP of Corporate Development and Co-founder of ConjugateBio, a therapeutics company focused on innovative antibody-drug conjugates. Prior to ConjugateBio, Gene was Director of Open Innovation at Samsung Biologics in Korea. He was also a management consultant with ZS Associates in California focused on biopharma strategy and operations. Gene has personally consulted for numerous early-stage biotech groups, including antibody startup companies in Asia and Arix Bioscience VC in New York and London. He began his biotech career as a researcher at Ion Torrent developing bench-top DNA sequencers. Gene holds a PhD in Biology from Caltech, an MS in Biology from Seoul National, a BA in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, and also studied Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University. He splits his time between Asia and the US.

Which Immune Cell Would Gene Be?

Natural Killer
The Natural Killer Cell