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Jeff Chen is a writer who also makes crossword puzzles for the New York Times and other major publications.


In previous careers, he was a mechanical engineer listed on eight US patents, and then co-founded a pharmaceutical company, Acucela Inc. (now part of Kubota Pharmaceuticals), which went public in 2014.


He’s an avid rock climber, inconceivably terrible bridge player, and likes ideas, people, and things with nerd cred. He’s about two-thirds of the way toward his lifetime goal of donating 20 gallons of blood (not all at once).

Jeff lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. 

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