As Principal for Scienega, Christian Burks serves in consulting, advisory, governance
and operational roles with early-stage biotech start-ups. Previously, he was: CEO of
the Ontario Genomics Institute (Toronto); CSO for Affinium Pharmaceuticals
(Toronto); CIO for Exelixis (South San Francisco); and at Los Alamos National
Laboratory as a researcher and manager as well as PI for GenBank. He was
educated at Yale University (PhD, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry) and St.
John’s College (BA, Great Books Program).