Vishwanath R. Lingappa, MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Prosetta Biosciences, Inc.
Vishwanath R. Lingappa is the Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Co-CEO of Prosetta Biosciences, Inc, in San Francisco. In these roles, he is responsible for advancing discovery science of the Prosetta platform and for leading scientific interactions internally and externally. Dr. Lingappa received a B.A. degree from Swarthmore College in 1975, a Ph.D. degree from The Rockefeller University in 1979, and an M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine before joining the faculty in the Departments of Physiology and Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1982, where he ran an NIH-funded basic research laboratory for over 20 years. It was during this time that the core discoveries on which Prosetta’s science is based were made and refined in his laboratory. At UCSF, he was heavily involved in medical student and resident teaching and training, and was author and co-editor of highly acclaimed textbooks in physiology, pathophysiology, and cell biology. He has supervised some 40 pre- and post-doctoral trainees, 8 of whom received the Ph.D. degree under his guidance. He has co-authored over 90 publications. He was promoted to Professor in 1991. Dr. Lingappa also practiced internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital for over 26 years. He maintains voluntary positions as Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of California Pacific Medical Center and Emeritus Professor of Physiology at UCSF. He is recipient of a Kaiser Award for excellence in teaching (1990) and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2004).