Lefkofsky grew up in Southfield, Michigan, his father was a structural engineer and his mother a school teacher. He attended Tamarack camps and later worked as a staff member. After graduating from High School in 1987, he attended the university of Michigan and graduated in 1991. He continued on at University of Michigan and Law School to receive his doctorate in 1993. He is married and has three children.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus‘ labs a company that do research and gather data on cancer, he is also affiliated with many others companiessites. He also has a foundation with his name the Lefkofsky family foundation that advances high-impact initiatives that enhances lives in the communities served. He is also the Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the chairman of the board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School.
Tempus’ labs is an organization that gathers information on cancer patient’s, with this information they can study different mutations and patterns certain people presents and formulate an accurate treatment.The way this work is by gathering the patient’s DNARNA and comparing it with different types. Their goal is to have each cancer patient’s information in one place so they can make the most accurate decisions and formulate the ideal treatment for each patient.
In the short time that Tempus’ has been around it already has earned a top spot among Chicago’s health techs. They have partnerships with nearly all of institutions that research on cancer, this is beneficial because they can widen their accumulation of data from patients all around the world. Institutions that have a partnership with Tempus’ will have access to Tempus’ operating system and will be able to give a treatment based on the specific mutation that the patient presents.