Dr. James Peyer, PhD, serves as Managing Partner at Apollo Ventures. He founded the firm. Prior to Apollo, Dr. Peyer served as Consultant at McKinsey and Company's biotech and pharma practice in New York, where he specialized in biotech entrepreneurship, drug launches for regenerative medicines, and R&D pipeline analysis. Dr. Peyer founded biotech company Genotyp. He has been a Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Advisor to biotech and pharma companies, always with a specialization for developing new classes of therapeutics. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow and worked on the basic biology of stem cells and improving gene therapies at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He did his PhD in Stem Cell Biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas between 2011 to 2015. He did a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Stem Cell Biology from University of Michigan - Rackham Graduate School between 2009 to 2011. Dr. Peyer did his BA with special honors from the University of Chicago between 2005 to 2009, where he studied immunology and Biology.