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Robert Tjian, Ph.D.

Robert Tjian, Ph.D.

Robert Tjian, Ph.D., has served as the Chair of Nurix’s Scientific Advisory Board since October 2020 and was a member of the company’s board of directors from November 2016 through October 2020. Dr. Tjian is currently a Discovery Partner at The Column Group, a healthcare venture capital firm, where he has worked since September 2016. Prior to joining The Column Group, Dr. Tjian served as President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 2009 to September 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Tjian served in a variety of leadership roles as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, including as Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center, Faculty Director of the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Head of the Siebel Stem Institute. Dr. Tjian currently holds the Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and serves as a scientific advisor to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Chan Zuckerberg BioHub. Dr. Tjian holds a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Harvard University.