February 2023 Newsletter
Welcoming Metagenomi, Inc., to EmeryStation Research Campus.
“We are delighted to welcome Metagenomi, Inc., to EmeryStation West and back to the EmeryStation Research Campus,” says Geoffrey B. Sears, Wareham partner.

Founded by CEO Brian C. Thomas, a pioneer in the field of metagenomics, Metagenomi is building the largest collection of next-generation gene-editing systems to enable novel genetic medicines. Metagenomi’s wholly-owned pipeline and partnered programs leverage these technologies, with the goal of creating potential cures for a broad array of rare and genetic diseases.

“Metagenomi opened its first office space in Emeryville back in 2019 with 22 employees. As we continue to scale and expand our operations, we are now a team of 170, rapidly growing our gene-editing toolbox and therapeutic development. Emeryville provides us with the opportunities and physical space that facilitates our ever-expanding research and development,” says Dr. Thomas. “We are happy to be working with Wareham once again and look forward to being in close proximity to other life science and research companies located here.”
Grab one of the few seats left for the Wareham Speaker Series.
Susannah Green Tringe, PhD
Director of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dr. Tringe will be speaking on: Sorghum root microbiome dynamics under nutrient-limited conditions.

A few seats remain available and you must register for admittance.
We are delighted to reconvene another monthly, in-person speaker event.

Our Aquatic Park Research Campus speaker series is co-hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
 
Be our guest for a free brown bag lunch and presentation on current research and work by innovators in this research and tech cluster, or come to learn about information relevant to the cluster.

February 16, noon - 1:00 p.m.
717 Potter Street, Berkeley
AN UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR TEAM:

Sign your company up to get in front of this important research cluster and present at one of the two monthly Wareham in-person luncheon speaker series. The EmeryStation Research Campus speaker series is held on the first Thursday of every month. The Aquatic Park Research Campus speaker series is held on the third Thursday of each month. The presentations start promptly at noon with free bag lunches provided. Tenants from our research campuses and the local research community are all invited to attend both events.

Reserve your presentation date with Judy Wetterer at jwetterer@warehamdevelopment.com .

Celebrating long-time tenant Ruby's Cafe.
A tenant since 2001, Ruby's Cafe at 6233 Hollis Street is a beloved Emeryville stop for yummy breakfast, lunch, snacks, and terrific beverages. Owner Albert Repola is also a beloved EmeryStation and Emeryville friend.

The full-service cafe is a gathering place not only for our life science and research tenants, but you will often find Emeryville artists, councilmembers and other Emeryville notables among the loyal customers. Ruby's showcases local artists and offers a great catering menu, too.

Celebrating Women's History Month.
Wareham is the founding sponsor of the annual San Francisco Business Times Women Who Lead in Life Sciences event. We are delighted to share that Jian Irish, PhD, MBA, President and CEO of Metagenomi, is among the esteemed panelists at the event on March 10 at 8:00-10:30 a.m. at the St. Regis San Francisco.

The discussion will focus on: How many women have made it into the C-Suite, the boardroom, the labs, and what does the leadership pipeline look like? What is the pathway for women founders? Panelists in top roles will speak about their personal stories and their views on how life sciences companies are transforming culture, policies, and programs that will result in more equity and opportunity for women.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR TEAM:

  • Our Wareham team would be delighted to welcome one of your team members as our guest at the event. Email Judy Wetterer asap to reserve your seat at the table.

  • There is an accompanying focus section in the San Francisco Business Times with a large readership. Wareham always publishes a full-page ad celebrating and identifying the C-Suite Women Who Lead in Science at tenant companies at all our research campuses. We're eager to include the C-Suite team members you wish us to include in the ad!

Please email Judy Wetterer asap to take advantage of any or all of these opportunities. jwetterer@warehamdevelopment.com
Jian Irish of Metagenomi.
Friday, March 10, 2023
8:00 –10:30 a.m. 
IN-PERSON
St. Regis San Francisco
Scientific Adventures for Girls: A STEM nonprofit to support.
Strong supporters of Scientific Adventures for Girls, we have watched its nonstop growth in high-quality, after-school and summer programming with geographic expansion to include more schools and more girls every year. We're proud to be one of the top sponsors along with the Warriors Community Foundation and invite you to learn about the great impact SAfG is making.

AN UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR TEAM:

Scientific Adventures for Girls is hosting its next panel for Women's History Month in their "Women Who Lead" series: Closing the Gender Gap in Technology, a conversation about what your company can do to help close the gender gap in the tech industry. The virtual event on March 15, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

SAfG is seeking additional panelists to join Reema Batnagar, VP People at Pixar Animation Studios and Mary Ellen Kassotakis, the Executive Director of Oracle Women's Leadership at Oracle.

Register for the event here and reach out to SAfG founder Courtenay Carr Heuer here for more info on this panel, on how to sponsor the event, and also on how to partner on the many mentoring opportunities available for your team to give back to the community.

What Else You Need to Know
New Art!

Imagine, the beautiful Chris Lattanzio triptych, was just installed outside the Aquatic Park School at our Aquatic Park Center Campus. Inspired by the John Lennon song, it celebrates the wonderful diversity of the preschoolers beginning their journey there and a future full of hope and peace.

Be sure to stop by to see this piece and other art at the campus in person when you attend the Wareham Speaker Series on February 16!
AND DID YOU KNOW?

Those of you who commute on the Capitol Corridor route may already know. Those of you who take the easy way to get to Tahoe via Amtrak already know. There are many great train trips embarking from our very own Emeryville Amtrak Station!

Two of the great trips to consider are the California Zephyr trip through seven states and the Coast Starlight trip through our great state. Find out the history of that trip and other details in a great story here. Photo by Ingrid V Taylar.
Restaurants serving our campuses and cities.
Please continue to support these popular and loved restaurants serving our campuses and cities.
Check out their websites, call, or order from your favorite restaurant app. Many of them cater your lunches and meetings as well.
Remember to take advantage of these other campus amenities.
Conference rooms to reserve, fitness centers, bike parking and bike repair stations, pocket parks, art, and gardens may be found throughout our campuses.
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