Lisa Bedford

Program Manager, Genomics Discovery

Lisa is a program manager for Genomics Discovery, focused on external engagements for multi-omics data generation and building collaborative precision medicine cohorts for therapeutics discovery.

Before joining Foresite Labs, Lisa served as manager, external partnerships and data strategy at Takeda. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Justice Studies at the University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Forensic Science in Forensic Molecular Biology at George Washington University, and just completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology with a Certificate in Statistical Genetics at Boston University.

Her work experience ranges from research microbiologist for the DoD, to senior diagnostic technician at Partners Healthcare Personalized Medicine, to research investigator at Takeda. In her most recent role she interfaced with translational medicine, drug discovery, computational biology, and external collaborators to establish and manage external partnerships in support of drug discovery and microbiome strategy.


  • More than 10 years of experience in external engagement with public and private stakeholders (regulators, NGO, industry).
  • Diverse background in human genetics, drug development, translational medicine, epidemiology and microbiology.
  • Former technical lead for microbiome profiling strategy and external partner network at Takeda.