The Pairwise Team

Pairwise brings together leaders in agriculture and technology to address our food system’s needs.

Pairwise brings together leaders in agriculture and technology to harness the transformative potential of genome editing to address our food system’s needs. Our team is made up of proven leaders in technology and agriculture, featuring:

David Liu is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, faculty member at the Broad Institute, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. At Harvard, Liu pioneered base editing, a new form of gene editing, and evolved genome editing agents with improved properties compared to their natural forms.

David Liu Pairwise Team Member

David Liu is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, faculty member at the Broad Institute, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. At Harvard, Liu pioneered base editing, a new form of gene editing, and evolved genome editing agents with improved properties compared to their natural forms.

J. Keith Joung is the Desmond and Ann Heathwood Research Scholar and a pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Over the past decade, his lab has invented and optimized important innovations in gene editing technology.

J. Keith Joung Pairwise Team Member

J. Keith Joung is the Desmond and Ann Heathwood Research Scholar and a pathologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Over the past decade, his lab has invented and optimized important innovations in gene editing technology.

Feng Zhang is a core institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, as well as the James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT, in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Zhang developed the CRISPR-Cas9 system for gene editing in eukaryotic cells and continues to identify and adapt gene-editing tools including CRISPR-Cas12s (Cpf1) and CRISPR-Cas13s.

Feng Zhang Pairwise Team Member

Feng Zhang is a core institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, as well as the James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT, in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Zhang developed the CRISPR-Cas9 system for gene editing in eukaryotic cells and continues to identify and adapt gene-editing tools including CRISPR-Cas12s (Cpf1) and CRISPR-Cas13s.

Tom Adams, former vice president of biotechnology at Monsanto, is Chief Executive Officer. Adams brings more than 30 years of genomics and biotechnology research experience, including 20 years at Monsanto where he most recently led the company’s Biotechnology organization.

Tom Adams Pairwise Team Member

Tom Adams, former vice president of biotechnology at Monsanto, is Chief Executive Officer. Adams brings more than 30 years of genomics and biotechnology research experience, including 20 years at Monsanto where he most recently led the company’s Biotechnology organization.

Haven Baker serves as Chief Business Officer. Baker, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Simplot Plant Sciences, was responsible for launching the Innate Potato.

Haven Baker Pairwise Chief Business Officer

Haven Baker serves as Chief Business Officer. Baker, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Simplot Plant Sciences, was responsible for launching the Innate Potato.

We are looking to hire upwards of 80 team members in the coming year in many facets of biology, data and plant science. Interested in joining the Pairwise team?