Stephen Ra - Director of Frontier Research, Prescient Design

Stephen Ra

Director of Frontier Research, Prescient Design

Postdoc Mentor

I joined Genentech in 2021 as part of the acquisition of Prescient Design. Prior to joining Prescient, I led Machine Learning at Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development from 2017 to 2020, working on developing methods for a variety of challenging problems in the medicinal sciences and across broader R&D. My background is in statistical machine learning, having worked on my Ph.D. in Computer Science and Statistics. I finished my graduate studies at Columbia University and undergraduate studies at Cornell University.

Featured Publication

Function-guided protein design by deep manifold sampling.

(2021) biorXiv:2021.12.22.473759

Gligorijević, V., Berenberg, D., Ra, S., Watkins, A., Kelow, S., Cho, K., & Bonneau, R.

Black box recursive translations for molecular optimization.

(2019) arXiv:1912.10156

Damani, F., Sresht, V., & Ra.S.

FAAH genetic variation enhances fronto-amygdala function in mouse and human.

(2015) Nature Communications, 6(1)

Dincheva, I., Drysdale, A., Hartley, C., Johnson, D., Jing, D., King, E., Ra, S., Gray, M., Yang, R., DeGruccio A., Huang, C., Cravatt, B., Glatt, C., Hill, M., Casey, B.J., & Lee, F.