Abraham Heifets

CEO, Atomwise

Abraham Heifets is the CEO of Atomwise. After completing his BSc and MEng at Cornell, he worked on high-performance computing at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. As a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, he created SCRIPDB, one of the largest public databases of patented chemical structures, and LigAlign, a protein analysis tool used by researchers in 70 countries. He holds a PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he was a member of the Ontario Cancer Institute, University Health Network, and the IBM Life Sciences Discovery Centre.