Nicole Fraenkel

Nicole is Chief of Staff to Vinod Khosla.

Prior to KV, Nicole completed a DPhil in cancer and viral immunology through the Rhodes Scholarship and NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program. As part of her graduate work, she identified how antiviral immune responses can be co-opted to mount robust immune responses against Glioblastoma, the most common malignancy of the Central Nervous System. Outside of the lab, Nicole started a lab-grown diamond brand.

Previously, Nicole was an investment associate at Bridgewater Associates and a Venture Fellow at life sciences VC firm Vida.

Nicole graduated from Johns Hopkins with a degree in Neuroscience.

  • 9
    Publications in cancer biology, immunology, and maternal-child health
  • 1
    Marine Corps marathon ran