Deep Genomics recruits from among the top 1% of recent graduates and seasoned experts at the intersection of genomics, drug development and AI.

Interdisciplinary Team

Deep Genomics has over 30 employees with advanced degrees and extensive industry experience in automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software engineering, genomics, molecular and cell biology, human genetics, molecular diagnostics, organic chemistry and business.

Brendan Frey, PhD, FRSC


Brendan led the launch of Deep Genomics in 2015, to address the need for a new data- and AI-driven approach to genetic medicine. He is responsible for ensuring that our machine learning platform rapidly identifies the best drug candidates, and that those candidates move forward for IND-enabling work. Over the past 15 years, he has co-authored over 200 papers on machine learning and genome biology, including over a dozen that appeared in Nature, Science and Cell. His inventions include one of the first deep learning algorithms (1995), factor graphs (1997), a coding method that is used in most telecommunications devices (1999), affinity propagation (2007), and deep learning models of splicing (2015, 2018), protein-DNA/RNA interaction (2015) and polyadenylation (2017). Brendan holds numerous distinctions and is a Professor of Engineering and Medicine at the University of Toronto, a Co-Founder of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.


Our advisors have built the most successful life science and information technology companies and are world-leading experts in their fields. Here are some of them.

Steven F. Dowdy

Professor of Medicine, University of California at San Diego

Vinod Khosla

Founder, Khosla Ventures; Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems

Arthur A. Levin

EVP Research & Development, Avidity Biosciences

Yann LeCun

Chief AI Scientist, Facebook; Professor, New York University

Benjamin Neale

Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Broad Institute

Vern Norviel

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati; Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley

Stephen Scherer

Director, The Center for Applied Genomics; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Eric G. Marcusson

Founder, Marcusson Consulting; CSO, Providence Therapeutics






Deep Genomics is located in the heart of Toronto, the fastest growing tech hub in North America and widely recognized as one of the most livable cities in the world. Our facilities span experimental biology and computational analysis. We are located in the MaRS tower, right beside the University of Toronto, four research hospitals, three medical research institutes, and the AI research labs of Google, Uber and the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.