Damien Soghoian, PhD


Damien focuses on health technology and life sciences as well as the application of data science methodologies to the investment process.

Prior to working with Foresite Capital, Damien was part of the Verily’s scientific team for nearly 4 years. He contributed to the Baseline study and served as technical lead for immunology, driving the deployment of Verily’s immunology platform across multiple collaborations. Damien received his B.S. in Biology from Caltech and a Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University. During his PhD, his research into CD4 T cell biology and the mechanisms of immune control of HIV were done primarily within Bruce Walker’s lab at the Ragon institute, combining rigorous immunology with CyTOF and other high-dimensional readouts.


  • Ph.D. in Virology from Harvard University for research in HIV immunology
  • More than 10 years of experience in systems biology, immunology research, and biochemistry research across academia and industry
  • Former technical lead for systems immunology at Verily (Google Life Sciences)