James Weis

MIT Media Lab

James W. Weis is a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab and MIT Computational and Systems Biology programs. James is a graduate of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he received his S.M. for designing machine learning algorithms to engineer next-generation biocatalysts, and of Brown University, where he graduated with highest honors in Computational Biology and Computer Science. Previously, James was Partner at an early-stage venture capital firm focused on translating breakthrough research into impactful ventures, Founding CEO of a multi-country incubator that provided shared laboratory infrastructure to healthcare startups, Director of the MIT Alumni Angel Group, Founding President of the MIT Biotech Group (which he helped grow to the largest biotechnology-focused organization at MIT) and a quantitative trader in New York.

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