Board of Directors

Xiling Shen, PhD
Xiling Shen, PhD
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Shen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Xilis. He has 13 years of industrial and academic experience as a design engineer and faculty member at Cornell University and Duke University. His work focuses on combining engineering, computational and biological techniques to study patient models of cancer and precision medicine. Dr. Shen is currently the Hawkins Family Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke, the Director of the Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health (DAP) and a core member of the Center for Genomics and Computational Biology (GCB). He received his BS, MS, and PhD from Stanford University.

David Hsu, MD, PhD
David Hsu, MD, PhD
Founder

Dr. Hsu is co-founder of Xilis. He is a medical oncologist and is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hsu’s clinical interests include gastrointestinal malignancies and colorectal cancer. His lab focuses on using patient models of cancer, high-throughput genomic and proteomic technologies to develop new therapies and diagnostics for cancer. He received his MD and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his medical training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Duke Medical Center.

Alaa Halawa
Alaa Halawa
Executive Director/ Head of US ventures for Mubadala
Wesley Chan
Wesley Chan
Managing Director of Felicis Ventures, Founder of Google Analytics