OC LIFe (Lifesciences Innovators Forum)

Founder Experiences: Hope for the Future featuring Dr. Brian Cohn, Ph.D, Chief Scientist, Kaspect.

Founder Experiences: Hope for the Future 

What we often forget is that the most successful entrepreneurs in the world all started out the same way. They didn’t know what the first step was or what they had to do in the middle of it, but they all managed to pivot and become the amazing success stories they are today. Founders will be sharing about their company’s trajectory, with more than a few failures and pivots along the way.



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Event Speaker

brian cohn

Brian Cohn, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist, Kaspect

Dr. Cohn is a Computational Biologist and NSF Graduate Fellow who focuses on creative digital applications in healthcare. In 2015 he founded Kaspect, a strategy consultancy focusing on artful application of artificial intelligence to biotechnology problems at companies big and small. His portfolio of work extends across clinical research firms, hospital networks, and biotechnology companies. With underpinnings in computational biology, and with a foundation for data-driven biomedical science, his career has led him through the design and deployment of medical devices and AI-driven digital instruments, culminating in impactful papers in journals such as Frontiers in Computational Biology and Nature Machine Intelligence.

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