Seeding Labs Announces Additions and Transitions to Board of Directors

Seeding Labs Announces Additions and Transitions to Board of Directors

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Today, Seeding Labs announces transitions in the leadership and membership of its Board of Directors.

After serving as Vice-chair of the Board for the past year, Dr. Vishal Patel, CEO of an Atlas-Polaris NewCo and an Atlas Ventures EIR, will serve in a new roles as the Board Chair.

In addition, Dr. Chad Jackson will serve as Vice-chair; Aravinda Souza as Clerk; and Beata Dragovics as Treasurer.

Jessica Toepfer

Jessica Toepfer

Seeding Labs also welcomes Jessica Toepfer, Global Deployment Lead for Business at Novartis, as a new Board member. Toepfer focuses on how local business practices can become global solutions.

Former Chair Dr. Joanne Kamens and Board Member Andrew Karlin have reached the end of their terms. Their service has been invaluable to our mission.

Melissa P. Wu, PhD

Melissa P. Wu, PhD

“I want to thank Joanne and Andrew for their guidance and leadership throughout their tenure ,” said Seeding Labs CEO Melissa P. Wu, PhD. “I look forward to working with Dr. Patel as Board Chair. His passion for scientific innovation and experience as a strategic leader will help guide our future work as Seeding Labs celebrates its 15th year.”

With these transitions, the Seeding Labs Board of Directors comprises 11 leaders from a range of business sectors, all of whom share a dedication to equipping scientists with the resources they need to solve their communities' most urgent issues.

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