Rienhoff, Hugh


Founder, MyDaughtersDNA.org

Hugh Rienhoff is an entrepreneur and Founder of MyDaughtersDNA.org, a organization dedicated to rare genetic conditions. He is also Chairman of the Board for the online medical training company, GeneEd. Dr. Rienhoff has more than 14 years experience as a venture investor and entrepreneur in the life science sector. During much of the 90's he was a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a venture investment firm based in Menlo Park, California and Baltimore, Maryland, leading their biotechnology investing. He was a founding director of such companies as Healtheon/WebMD (HLTH) and Aurora Biosciences (ABSC). In 1998, he founded DNA Sciences (originally Kiva Genetics) and served as its Chairman & CEO until late 2001. Before founding DNA Sciences, he was a Director of Abingworth Management Ltd., where he ran the U.S. operation of the London-based venture firm. Dr. Rienhoff has served on numerous boards including Microcide (MCDE), Hexagen and Vactex and currently serves as a board member for Peptimmune, Iconix Pharmaceuticals, and Hydra Biosciences. Dr. Rienhoff was recently appointed as a member of the faculty in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained in mathematics, medicine, and genetics at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Biology and English Literature from Williams College.

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