Lee Cooper


Lee Cooper is the Senior Director of Venture Investments at Leaps by Bayer and serves on the boards of multiple Leaps portfolio companies. Lee has over 10 years of experience in bringing new health technologies to patients and teaches bio-innovation at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. Prior to joining Leaps, Lee was Entrepreneur-in-Residence with RA Capital and founder of Enlight Bio, a patient-centered genomics company inspired by his own experience with genetic disease. Lee also worked in corporate development for Moderna Therapeutics to help advance novel mRNA vaccines and therapeutics. He has written for Wired, Slate, Neo.Life and STAT News. Lee earned his JD and MBA from Columbia University where he was a Stone Scholar, and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College with an AB in Religion and Public Policy. He lives outside Boston with his wife and two young children, all of whom enjoy the natural beauty of New England.