John Hamer

John is a Managing General Partner at DCVC Bio, a San Francisco venture capital fund focused on building the next generation of life science companies. John has held positions as Managing Partner and Founder of Monsanto Growth Ventures and Managing Director and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Burrill & Co. Prior to venture capital, John held senior management positions at Paradigm Genetics Inc./Icoria (NASDAQ::PDGM), including CSO, CEO and EVP for Business Development.

John has a PhD in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis and was Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University where he was a Packard Fellow and NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow.