Ph.D., General Manager, GE’s Emerging Health Innovations

Dr. Risa Stack is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Since joining the firm in 2003, she has worked to build and support KPCB’s personalized medicine portfolio. Risa has been the founding CEO and a board member of several personalized medicine companies, including CardioDx and Nodality. Risa is a board observer at Tethys, Veracyte and Xdx. In addition to her work directly with portfolio companies, Risa is involved in developing public policy in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine. Risa is also involved in the development of therapeutics companies, including Corthera and Trius. She was most recently a board member of Corthera (sold to Novartis in 2009), and she is a board observer at Epizyme and Pacific Biosciences. Risa received her B.S. degree in genetics and development with distinction from the University of Illinois and her Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Chicago. She was also a member of the second class of Kauffman Fellows. Risa also serves as a member of the advisory board of the National Summit on Personalized Healthcare and GE’s Healthymagination effort.


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