Kiersten Jakobsen, PhD. Headshot

Kiersten Jakobsen, PhD

Co-Founder-in-Residence

Kiersten comes to Deep Valley Labs with a lifelong passion for and involvement in the health and wellness space. In an earlier Co-Founder-in-Residence role, she investigated the reversibility of unwanted epigenetic changes and examined more targeted therapeutic approaches to combat highly-mutative cancers by way of the body’s own immune system. Her current work seeks to both disrupt and bring a sense of cohesion to the digital and in-person experience of all things health and wellness. Before entering the startup world, Kiersten was a lecturer at Stanford University. She holds a B.A. (Hons) in English and Art History from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Art History/Film and Media Studies from Stanford University. At any given Big Game, Kiersten roots for Cal. In her free time, she teaches yoga and Pilates.

Our Team

Jagdeep Singh

Jagdeep Singh

CEO

Holger Karsunky, PhD

Holger Karsunky, PhD

Co-Founder-in-Residence

Conor Madigan, PhD

Conor Madigan, PhD

Co-Founder-in-Residence

Zeheng Xiao

Zeheng Xiao

Investigator

Jay Underwood

Jay Underwood

COO

Julia Gavrilyuk, PhD

Julia Gavrilyuk, PhD

Co-Founder-in-Residence

Vlad Dobrin

Vlad Dobrin

Investigator

Emily Rounds, PhD

Emily Rounds, PhD

Investigator

Joseph Han, PhD

Joseph Han, PhD

CTO

Kiersten Jakobsen, PhD

Kiersten Jakobsen, PhD

Co-Founder-in-Residence

Advisors

Jeff Krichmar

Mike Deweese

Pieter Abbeel

Surya Ganguli

Tom Soh

Tony Zador