Ron Shigeta

Chief Science Officer, IndieBio

Ron is Chief Science Officer at IndieBio, where he oversaw the development of the world’s first wet lab constructed by a VC for purposes of biotechnology acceleration. Ron is actively involved in due diligence on companies applying to IndieBio and actively mentors and supports participants to overcome technical challenges.

Ron is a 15-year veteran of the biotechnology industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, building several startups during his industry career as employee, consultant and principal. Ron was a Scientist for Affymetrix, a bioinformatician, biohacker at BioCurious and co-founder of Berkeley BioLabs. Being an early adopter and scientific advisor to the Do-it-Yourself Bio (DIYBio) movement has influenced the flavor of lean startup models being created at IndieBio.

Ron completed his academic training at Stanford, Harvard Medical School and Princeton, where he received his PhD in Chemistry, focusing on biophysics.


SOSV Blog Posts by Ron:

BioTech Plain and Simple

The New Economics of Biotech Offers a Third Way for Scientists