Dr. Shoemaker is the Chief Scientific Officer at Fate Therapeutics and is overseeing the company’s discovery and preclinical development efforts. Dr. Shoemaker was previously Chief Scientific Officer of ICxBiosystems, where he led discovery and development of molecular tools to enrich and analyze rare cell populations with applications as advanced detection technologies for use in biodefense, cancer and prenatal diagnostics. Previously, Dr. Shoemaker was Chief Scientific Officer of GHC Technologies and led the research and development of rapid ultrasensitive detection assays for biodefense and clinical point-of-care diagnostics. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Shoemaker held various positions of increasing responsibilities at Merck Research Laboratories, including Director of Target Discovery, Senior Director at Rosetta Inpharmatics and Research Fellow in the Department of Molecular Neurosciences, where his main focus was on target identification and biomarker discovery. Dr. Shoemaker’s research at Merck resulted in multiple publications in top scientific journals, including Nature, Science and Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Shoemaker received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University and his B.S. in biochemistry from University of California, Santa Barbara.