David Schaffer, Ph.D. is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Scientific Advisor and a member of our board of directors since our inception in 2013. Dr. Schaffer has served as a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the U.C. Berkeley since 1999 and has served as the Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center since 2011.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the following publicly-held company: uniQure NV since January 2014. Dr. Schaffer received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1993. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998.