Gene Kym, PhD
Gene supports the team in investment sourcing—both in the US and internationally—and scientific due diligence. 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, a 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.