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Jeff Huber      

CEO of cancer diagnosis company Grail

Prior to Grail, Jeff worked at Google at the intersection of life sciences and computation. Previously at Google, Jeff led development for Google Ads (2003-2011), Google Apps (2005-2010), and Google Maps (2011-2013).

Earlier, Jeff was vice president of architecture and systems development at eBay and senior vice president of engineering at [email protected], where he led consumer product and infrastructure development.

Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from Harvard University. He is a board member of Electronic Arts (EA) and The Exploratorium, and former board member of Illumina.

He made the decision to become the CEO of Grail for scientific, but also personal reasons. On November 10, Huber’s wife Laura, died of colon cancer. Before Laura became sick, Huber was already turning his focus toward biology. Rather than jumping back into building a big system at Google, it felt to him that biology was going through a “phase change,” like the transition from analog to digital. The ability to get huge amounts of data–like DNA sequence–would allow researchers to understand complex biological systems. And he had the expertise to help with that revolution.

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