Stanford University

Lecturer in Management, Graduate School of Business

Rob Chess is a serial entrepreneur in the life sciences field. He currently is Chairman of Nektar Therapeutics, a health care biotechnology company, and serves as lead director of Twist Biosciences, which is a leading company in the synthetic biology field. Rob draws on his experience in starting and growing businesses across multiple industries — life sciences, cleantech, and information technology — in teaching courses on the healthcare industry and the business opportunity being created by increased longevity and aging demographics.

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