Daanish Jamal joined GreatPoint in 2017 where he primarily focuses on biotechnology and healthcare companies. Prior to joining GreatPoint, Daanish was a research analyst at One Market Capital, a start up hedge fund investing in frontier equity markets. He holds a BSBA in Finance from Georgetown University. In his free time, he plays basketball and writes fiction.
What technology are you most excited about in the next 10 / 20 / 50 years?
I’m eager to learn more about technologies that allow us to manipulate our genetics. In the near future, I expect gene and cell therapies will continue to amaze us by treating previously incurable diseases. Looking further, a richer understanding of our molecular underpinnings might lead to whole new classes of medicine and a better appreciation of what we are.
Who inspired you growing up?
My dad. Nothing makes him feel too high or too low.
What did you want to be when you were a little kid?
Astronomer. I carried a little book on space with me through kindergarten.