Sam Kintz, MBA

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

Prior to co-founding Enliven, Sam was an Executive Director of Research at AbbVie and the Head of Research at AbbVie Stemcentrx. Sam started at Stemcentrx as Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development.

Sam has also served as Vice President, Business Development and Applications, at Biodesy, a South San Francisco–based biotech startup developing and commercializing novel protein conformation technology for small molecule drug discovery.

Additionally, Sam has worked at Roche Venture Fund, where he triaged and sourced investment opportunities in the life sciences industry. He has also worked as a medicinal chemist at Genentech, where he designed and synthesized small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

Sam received both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with Honors, from Stanford University.

Recognized Explorers, Remarkable Experience

Our team of industry-leading chemists and biologists—collaborating with top-tier advisors—takes our programs to greater levels.

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Sam Kintz, MBA

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

Joe Lyssikatos, PhD

Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

Anish Patel, PharmD

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Monette Aujay

Director of Biology and Assay Development

Stefan Gross, PhD

Vice President of Biology

Our Advisors

 Rich A. Heyman, PhD
Lori Kunkel, MD
Kevin Koch, PhD

Our Board of Directors

Mira Chaurushiya, PhD

Member of the Board of Directors and Partner at 5AM Ventures

Rishi Gupta, JD

Member of the Board of Directors and Partner at OrbiMed

Sam Kintz, MBA

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

Joe Lyssikatos, PhD

Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and Member of the Board of Directors

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