“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


Eugene (Gene) Yeo has served in academic and entrepreneurial roles for over 20 years with a focus on neurodegeneration, RNA processing, computational biology and stem cell technologies. Dr. Yeo is currently a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California San Diego. He is a co-founder of multiple biotech companies, which include Locanabio, Eclipse Bioinnovations, Enzerna, and Proteona and serves as a scientific advisor to Allen Institute of Immunology, Locanabio, Eclipse Bioinnovations, Proteona, LGC, Jumpcode and Ribometrix. Dr. Yeo is an Xconomy Awardee for ‘Big Idea’ in 2019, Highly Cited Researcher (2019) and Allen Distinguished Investigator (2020), an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, regularly publishing in top-tiered journals like Science, Nature and Cell and is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Cell Reports and Cell Research.

Dr. Yeo received his BA degree in Economics and BS degree in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and subsequently earned a PhD degree in Computational Neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He continued on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration from University of California, San Diego.