Innovation Advisory Board

Steve Gullans, PhD

  • Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Steve Gullans, PhD, is a Managing Director at Excel Venture Management in Boston. He is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, writer, and scientist. At Excel, he focuses on life science technology companies with a particular interest in disruptive platforms that can impact multiple industries. Steve was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for nearly 20 years. He has published more than 130 scientific papers touching many areas of biology and medicine, lectured internationally, and co-authored numerous patents. He and Juan Enriquez co-authored Homo evolutis: A Short Tour of Our New Species, which describes the future of human evolution. Steve has spoken at TED and TEDMED on aging, social networks, and medicine. Steve is currently a board director at Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals [TTPH], PathoGenetix, nanoMR, and Cleveland HeartLab, and previously at BioTrove, Biocius, Activate Networks, and RxGen, where he was co-founder and CEO.

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