Moonwalk Team

Arash Jamshidi, PhD

Co-Founder, President & CTO

Arash Jamshidi is CTO and co-founder of Moonwalk Biosciences, Inc. Prior to Moonwalk, Arash was Senior Vice President of Data Sciences and one of the scientific co-founders at GRAIL. At GRAIL, Arash led the research and development of machine learning and AI, computational biology, bioinformatics, and core cell-free nucleic acid biomarker technologies that have enabled GRAIL’s mission of early detection. He was also the executive lead for initiating and leading GRAIL’s Biopharma business resulting in multiple successful biopharma collaborations. Prior to GRAIL, Arash was Associate Director of Research at Illumina where he led the development of technologies for integrated next generation sequencing, massively parallel single cell transcriptomics, and cell-free nucleic acid technologies for clinical applications. Arash completed his BS in electrical engineering at Simon Fraser University and his MS and PhD in electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley. Arash is the recipient of the Sevin Rosen Funds award for innovation from UC Berkeley and was selected in the 40 under 40 class of 2021 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Arash has been a lead author in numerous technical publications in top journals and holds many patents in genomics, diagnostics, bioinformatics, and machine learning.