Lee Babiss, PhD

Scientific Advisory Board

Lee is currently the Chief Executive Officer of X-Rx Inc. He was formerly the Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Laboratory Services at Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD). Prior to this, he was President and Director of Pharmaceutical Research at F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Prior to Roche, Lee spent seven years with Glaxo, Inc., now GlaxoSmithKline, where he held senior positions, including Vice President of Biological Sciences and Genetics. He received his doctorate in Microbiology from Columbia University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University, where he served as both an assistant and associate professor. He is an author on more than 60 publications. Lee has received numerous fellowship awards and grants, and serves on several scientific advisory committees and boards.

Lee has been a member of the Pappas Ventures Scientific Advisory Board since 2012.


Columbia University (PhD in Microbiology)