“As a scientific founder, I am grateful to be often supported by an amazing network for fellow entrepreneurs, business leaders and seasoned executives. Accelerator’s founder-friendly infrastructure and team greatly resonates with me.”

Eugene Yeo, PhD, MBA


Dr. Yeo has served as a senior advisor and clinical and scientific advisor for Accelerator and Board Director to ALSP Orchid Acquisition Corporation I (NASDAQ: ALORU | ALOR). Dr. Yeo is currently a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), a founding member of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, and member of the UCSD Stem Cell Program and Moores Cancer. Dr. Yeo also serves as Co-Director of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program at UCSD Center. Dr. Yeo is a computational and experimental scientist who has contributed to RNA biology and therapeutics. His primary research interest is in understanding the importance of RNA processing and the roles that RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play in development and disease. Dr. Yeo has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications including invited book chapters and review articles in the areas of neurodegeneration, RNA processing, computational biology, and stem cell models; and served as Editor on two books on the biology of RNA binding proteins. Dr. Yeo is also a co-founder of several prominent biotech companies, including Locanabio, Eclipse Bioinnovations, Enzerna and Proteona, and he serves (or had served) on the scientific advisory boards of the Allen Institute of Immunology, Locanabio, Eclipse Bioinnovations, Proteona, Aquinnah, Cell Applications, Tecan, LGC, Sardona Therapeutics, Nooma and Ribometrix.

Dr. Yeo received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from the UCSD Rady School of Management.