Wei Zhou, Ph.D., J.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
“The full potential of genomics will be achieved as soon as scientists are able to read the real genome in its entirety and elucidate the expression of life’s ultimate code.”
Dr. Wei Zhou is Founder, President and CEO of Centrillion. While a student at Stanford, he joined the pioneering genomic technology start-up Affymetrix (now NASDAQ: AFFX) where a generation of future industry leaders and scientists were inspired to change the world for the better through genomics. He continues to be fascinated by the profound and positive impact of genomic technologies in scientific research, health care, agriculture and other fields despite the severe limitations of current genomic technologies and is passionate about making genomic technology accurate and accessible.
Prior to founding Centrillion, Dr. Zhou was a partner at the technology law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he advised life sciences, clean tech and digital media companies and venture capital investors. He also served as a senior advisor to the global law firm Covington and Burling. At Affymetrix, he was a vice president of intellectual property and advanced technology until 2008. He was also credited with building Affymetrix’ rapidly growing China business.
Dr. Zhou received his PhD from Virginia Tech (John Lee Pratt Fellow), his postdoctoral training from Emory University Medical School and his JD from Stanford University Law School (Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review). He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.