Patrick Lewis joined The Mark Foundation as Head of Operations and Finance in May 2017. Prior to joining The Mark Foundation, Patrick was at Merck and Co., in diverse roles with increasing responsibility. While at Merck, he held positions as a Staff Scientist (Oncology), Project Manager (Oncology & RNA Therapeutics), Strategic Operations Lead (Genomics) and Associate Director of Finance (Early Discovery & Vaccines). Prior to Merck, he worked at multiple biotechnology companies and the University of Washington in Seattle. Patrick holds a BS in Biology from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Seattle University with a concentration in entrepreneurship. He is a co-author on nine primary research publications and holds one patent.