co-founder, President & CEO
Chicago Illinois UNITED STATES
Prior to founding Seurat Therapeutics with Dr. Kraig and Dr. Sanders, Yuan Zhang served as an Associate in the Polsky Innovation Fund at the University of Chicago, a $20M venture fund designed to support technology spin-outs from the University of Chicago and affiliates. There, she evaluated promising startups to help the Innovation Fund Advisors make investment decisions about various research discoveries that can turn into impactful ventures. Dr. Zhang received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, and a dual Master’s degree in Translational Sciences and a Ph.D. in Molecular Pathogenesis and Molecular Medicine from the University of Chicago. Her Master’s program was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, aiming to develop basic science researchers with a translational medicine focus.