Christian Graves is co-founder and chairman of the Carolina Biotech Group. He holds a degree in Biomedical Sciences from USC School of Medicine where he managed clinical trials and R&D. His passion for translating discoveries at the bench into meaningful therapies that benefit others has resulted in several startup companies. He is a South Carolinian through-and-through (just lacks the accent) and is proud to have returned to his roots after fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where he successfully pursued translational medicine with a focus in all things neuro. Graves thrives when working with diverse teams of innovators to improve health, rebels against traditional barriers to progress, and would like to see himself as a pioneer. He enjoys spending time in the mountains with his family rock climbing, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking, renovating his mid-century house, and rooting for his local hockey team.