Preston W. (Pete) Estep III, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
grew up in St. Louis, Missouri amid the towering influence of Charles Lindbergh, one of the most famous and heroic figures of the 20th century.
Dr. Estep is a graduate of Cornell University, where he earned a B.S. degree and performed neuroscience research as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute undergraduate scholar.
earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard Medical School performing research in the laboratory of genomics pioneer Dr. George Church.
has founded and advised multiple technology startup companies and organizations.
He is a co-founder and former CEO of the longevity research biotechnology company Longenity, Inc., and is an adviser to the Personal Genome Project (http://www.personalgenomes.org), an "open-source" genome project based at Harvard Medical School.
He is an inventor of several technologies including DNA chip-based readout of transposon-based selections and universal DNA protein-binding microarrays (PBMs).
Dr. Estep started the InnerSpace Foundation to aid research and development efforts of today's pioneers as they explore and expand the innerspace frontier.