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Danjuma Quarless

Associate Director, AbbVie Ventures, AbbVie

Danjuma Quarless, Ph.D., MBA, serves as an Associate Director at AbbVie Ventures, where he specializes in early-stage biotech investing and ecosystem engagement. Relocating to San Francisco in 2023, he has played a key role in reinvigorating AbbVie’s West Coast venture presence, including his involvement as a board observer for Ambagon and Light Horse. Danjuma’s career at AbbVie began in the Genomics Research Center as a computational biologist, where he spearheaded analytics for major population genomics projects including the UK Biobank and Genomics Finland. His experience expanded through strategic leadership training with rotations in search and evaluation, alliance management, and financial decision modeling. Danjuma holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from UC San Diego and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.