Basheer Zada is a Principal with EcoR1 and is responsible for due diligence and analysis of biotechnology companies for value-oriented investments. Prior to joining EcoR1 in 2018, Mr. Zada was a Senior Associate at Brace Pharma Capital, a life sciences-focused venture capital firm. Mr. Zada holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. Mr. Zada currently serves as a Board Observer for ReCode and a stealth company.
Sullivan (Sully) Zada is a German Shepherd/Pitbull mix who found his forever home in early 2020. He is an avid outdoorsman who takes his responsibilities seriously - whether it's pressing the crosswalk button on morning runs or sniffing out and chasing his favorite animal, the bumblebee. He's got a loud bark, an even bigger heart, and is always ready for a game of tug or a cuddle on the couch. Sully was born in Calistoga and was fostered by Wine Country Animal Lovers until he was 10 months old.