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Preston Estep

Chief Scientist
Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative (RaDVaC)

Preston Estep is the chief scientist of the Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative (RaDVaC), the first-ever free and open-source vaccine project. Dr. Estep earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University and is a senior adviser to the Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School. He also advises Volta Labs, Nebula Genomics, and other leading startup companies in biotech and healthcare. He was co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Veritas Genetics, a genetic testing and genome sequencing company that broke the $1000 genome sequence barrier and won several leading innovation awards. He is a member of the Global Council on Brain Health, a group of scientific experts that serves the 50 million members of AARP and AGE-UK. He is the author of The Mindspan Diet (Ballantine Books/Random House; translated into 8 foreign language editions), which pinpoints the modifiable factors most responsible for physical and mental longevity. In response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, he founded RaDVaC and led the design and production of a rapid-response vaccine formulation to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection. Dr. Estep is a frequent speaker to professional and public audiences, and he is often interviewed by journalists on genomics, longevity, and the RaDVaC project.