Team

Meet our team of passionate problem solvers

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Jay West, PhD

CEO / Co-Founder

Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has created numerous commercial products...

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Charles Gawad, MD, PhD

Director / Co-Founder

Chuck is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University where he has...

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Rob Carter, PhD

Associate Director of Bioinfomatics

Rob is originally from Ottawa, Canada, where he did his undergraduate degree at Carleton University and earned his PhD in Biology from the...

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Jon Zawistowski, PhD

Associate Director of R&D

Originally from Colorado, Jon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in...

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Lavanya Turlapati, PhD

Research Associate

Lavanya holds a double Masters from India, in Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology. She worked with Dr. T.F.C Mackay and Dr. Anholt at...

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Gail Joseph, PhD

Research Associate

Gail is originally from India and from a very young age she was drawn towards the concept of biology. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Life...

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Sarah Coppola

Office Manager

A North Carolina native, Sarah got her BFA in studio art and BA in anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill. She has been involved in the Triangle area small business and...

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Sydney West

Production Technician

Syd is a recent high school graduate who is currently pursuing a gap year before attending college next fall. She began interning as the fourth employee...

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Board Members

 

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Jay West, PhD

CEO / Co-Founder

Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has created numerous commercial products...

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Charles Gawad, MD, PhD

Director / Co-Founder

Chuck is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University where he has...

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David Michael

Managing Partner

David Michael is an investor and advisor with nearly 30 years of international business experience. He co-founded Anzu Partners and developed the firm’s...

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William E. Evans, PharmD

Dr. Evans joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) as a student in 1972, chaired the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department from 1986-2002, served as Scientific Director & EVP from 2002-2004, and as...

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