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Wellcome Leap: Unconventional Projects. Funded at Scale.

The right leadership.

Led by Wellcome Leap CEO, Regina E. Dugan, who served as the 19th Director of DARPA, where she oversaw an annual $3B portfolio of projects ranging from hypersonics to RNA-based vaccines. An experienced Silicon Valley executive, she also built and led advanced project organizations at Google and Facebook.

Chaired by one of the most effective business leaders in the life sciences industry, Jay Flatley. As CEO of Illumina, Jay helped to transform gene sequencing from a scientific pursuit to a commercially accessible service and moved the cost of sequencing an entire human genome from $1 million to $1,000.
Regina E. Dugan

Regina E. Dugan

President & CEO

Jay Flatley

Chair, Wellcome Leap

Ho Ching

Ho Ching

Director, Wellcome Leap

Fiona Powrie

Fiona Powrie

Director, Wellcome Leap

Paul Schreier

Paul Schreier

Director, Wellcome Leap

We are pleased to count as emeritus directors, the scientific visionaries who helped found Wellcome Leap. The former Wellcome Director, Jeremy Farrar, who is now serving as the Chief Scientific Officer at the World Health Organization, and former Deputy Chair of the Wellcome Board of Governors, Mike Ferguson.
Jeremy Farrar

Jeremy Farrar

Director Emeritus, Wellcome Leap

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson

Director Emeritus, Wellcome Leap

Who joins Wellcome Leap?

Our programs are actively led and orchestrated by a Program Director who adjusts, iterates, and directs teams working together so as to solve problems they cannot solve alone. You should join Wellcome Leap if you want an opportunity to pursue what others may think too crazy an idea, to challenge an entire industry, or to catalyze the formation of a new one. But don’t plan to come for a career. Program Directors come to run a project that can change the world. And many do.

Annie Moisan

Annie Moisan

HOPE Program Director

Holly Baines

Holly Baines

1kD Program Director

Jason Swedlow

Jason Swedlow

ΔT Program Director

Susanne Ahmari

Susanne Ahmari

MCPsych Program Director

Duccio Medini

Duccio Medini

R3 Program Director

Sarah Stock

Sarah Stock

In Utero Program Director

Thomas G. Weiser

Thomas G. Weiser

SAVE Program Director

Dr. Shihan Sajeed

Shihan Sajeed

Q4Bio Program Director

Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox

Dynamic Resilience Program Director

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Untangling Addiction Program Director

Alumni.

Annie Moisan, HOPE Program Director (2020-2023)

Ken Gabriel, Chief Operations Officer (2020-2023)

This kind of work is hard.
The hard is what makes it great.

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