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Kevin Lustig

Kevin is a scientist-entrepreneur with 35 years of research experience in academia, biotech and pharma. He co-founded the community lab Bio, Tech and Beyond in 2013, the online marketplace in 2007 and the biotech company Kalypsys in 2001. Prior to Kalypsys, he directed lead discovery at Tularik. He carried out postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School after receiving a PhD degree from USCF. Kevin received an M.S. degree from the University of Missouri and an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Cornell University. His research discoveries have been published in Science, Nature and other leading journals and he has eight technology patents. He has twice been named one of the Life Science Industry’s 100 Most Inspiring People by PharmaVoice Magazine. In 2013, he was one of five national finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award; that same year he was named "San Diego's Most Admired CEO" by the San Diego Business Journal. In 2017, Kevin was a finalist for the San Diego Ernst and Young (EY) Entrepreneur of the Year award.