Juan Enriquez is one of those unique individuals who lives in the future and works on the cutting edge of discovery. He was the Founding Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project, is an active investor in early-stage private companies in the life sciences sector, and is one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research.
The cofounder of Synthetic Genomics, a company that applies genomics to develop innovative solutions for issues of global impact like health, nutrition, water production and the environment, currently Enriquez is the Managing Director of Excel Venture Management. He is the former Director of the Harvard Business School Life Sciences Project and author of the global bestsellers The Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces Are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth and The United States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future, which explores why some countries succeed while others disappear. His most recent publication as a co-author is Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth, which offers a vision of how humans are changing the course of evolution.