Ashley Zehnder is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fauna Bio. Ashley has been recognized for her work by the SF Business Times Women Who Lead in Life Sciences, an Emerging Woman Founder in Bio by the Wave Summit, and has spoken at numerous events promoting the use of AI and novel genomics in drug discovery. She is a boarded avian veterinarian and prior to starting Fauna Bio, her research focused on translational science and veterinary informatics at Stanford, earning a PhD in Cancer Biology. Her research works span >20 peer-reviewed publications, including Cell, Nature and Nature Medicine. Her diversity of research experiences across clinical medicine, molecular biology and informatics provides a unique perspective on the intersection of animal and human health.