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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
55 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $50,000.00
Achieved: $27,504.77
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About me

I am the CEO of Evelo Biosciences and a Partner at Flagship Pioneering.  At Evelo we are pioneering a new modality of medicine: single clonal microbes acting on the immune system in the small intestine to modulate systemic immunity to treat cancer, inflammatory diseases and beyond.  In cancer we are in phase 2 clinical development in currently non-treatable or poorly treatable major forms of cancer including microsatellite stable colorectal carcinoma, and triple negative breast cancer.

I have spent my life focused on two things: (1) pioneering science and medicine in transformational areas including antibodies, gene therapy, cell therapy and directed evolution; and (2) globalization.

I am genetically part Kashmiri so Kilimanjaro is a small hill to me.  My birthplace is the amazing country of Tanzania and my Mum hiked the foothills of Kilimanjaro when I was still a fetus and when Tanzania was Tanganyika and when it was still a British colony.

Why am I doing this?

“Because cancer is still here”

“We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth”

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”

“What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy.  And joy is, after all, the end of life.  That is what life means and what life is for”

- George Leigh Mallory

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