Raymond is the Chair of the Biotechnology at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank devoted to training leaders about exponential technologies. He also serves on the Brain Trust of Boma, a global network of country partners including Boma New Zealand, which supports businesses and individuals to better navigate the rapidly changing world and co-create a more intentional and intelligent future.
He is co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious—the hackerspace for biotech and not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIYbio hobbyists and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage.
He is part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina, where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics. His work and story have been featured in Wired, Forbes, Time, and Nature.
Raymond’s postgraduate work includes studies at Texas A&M University, Stanford and UC Berkeley in electrical engineering, computer science, biophysics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and nanotechnology. Past employers are Genomera, Illumina, Ingenuity Systems, TANSTAAFL Media, QIAGEN, Viatel, NASA, and the other federal agencies. Raymond develops and advises a variety of companies and organizations, including Genomera (crowd-sourced clinical trials), Vecoy Nanomedicines (synthetic biology anti-virus platform), Androcyte (longevity research), and Nanokit (DNA origami).