Drew founded Singular Genomics in 2016 serving as the CEO and Chairman. Drew is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor in the biotech industry and has been involved in the founding of several successful companies. Prior to Singular Genomics, Drew founded Truvian Sciences, a low volume blood testing technology aimed at making routine blood tests easier, less invasive, and more affordable. Drew was also involved in the founding of Aspen Neurosciences where he co-led the seed financing and helped assemble a world-class team to combat Parkinson’s Disease using a patient’s own stem cells. Drew was also a seed investor and held an operating role in Edico Genome which sold to Illumina in 2018.
Drew received an MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of California, San Diego.
Jorge joined Singular Genomics and established the commercial organization, serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Jorge has helped build several highly successful organizations, from startup to public company, in the fields of genomics and clinical diagnostics. Jorge was an early business lead at Illumina as Vice President, leading corporate and business development along with alliance management functions for more than 10 years. He was one of the early employees at Gen-Probe and played a key business development role in the commercialization of DNA probe diagnostics for blood banks and clinical laboratories globally. Jorge was the scientific co-founder of Chugai Biopharmaceuticals and the co-inventor of an HIV drug that went into human clinical trials. Jorge most recently served as CEO of BaseHealth and currently serves on the board of Kura Biotech, a leading toxicology and diagnostics company.
Jorge received an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and a BS in Molecular Biology from Loyola University.
Vincent serves as the Vice President of Human Resources with a focus on people and culture initiatives. Vincent is an experienced leader, holding a variety of HR and Finance roles at Life Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Most recently, Vincent was the Director of Global Compensation at NuVasive where he led efforts on compensation structures and incentive design. Vincent currently serves as an advisor to PeopleTech Partners, a venture capital firm focused on the human resources technology space.
Vincent received an MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Business Management & Economics from University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently holds an active SPHR® certification from the HRCI®.
Dr. David L. Barker currently serves on the Boards of Directors of AmideBio, Singular Genomics Systems, and Aspen Neuroscience, and is Board Member and Chairman at Bionano Genomics (NASDAC: BNGO). He is a scientific advisor to Luna DNA. He was Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Illumina, Inc., from 2000 to 2007, and on the Illumina scientific advisory board through 2015. He was previously on the Boards of NextBio, which was acquired by Illumina in 2013, ProteinSimple, which was acquired by Bio-Techne in 2014, Zephyrus Biosciences, Inc., acquired by Bio-Techne in 2016, IntegenX, acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2018, and Integrated Diagnostics, acquired by Biodesix in 2018.
Dr. Barker served from 1998 to 2000 as Vice President and Chief Science Advisor at Amersham Biosciences, now part of General Electric. From 1988 to 1998, Dr. Barker held senior positions, including Vice President of Research and Business Development, at Molecular Dynamics, Inc., until the acquisition of Molecular Dynamics by Amersham.
In his academic career, Dr. Barker conducted interdisciplinary research in neurobiology as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon and Associate Professor at Oregon State University. Dr. Barker holds a BS with honors in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University.
Mike is a Managing Partner of Section 32, a venture capital fund investing at the frontiers of technology, healthcare and life sciences. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of Foundation Medicine, a company which transformed the way pharmaceutical companies and physicians evaluate the genomic changes underlying a patient’s cancer, until he transitioned to chairman through the close of Roche’s (NASDAQ:RHHBY) acquisition of FMI in August 2018. Previously, he was President and COO of Clarient, a national leader in molecular pathology, which was acquired by GE Healthcare in 2010.
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Tango Therapeutics, Nusano, Vineti, Singular Genomics, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Octave Health, Thrive Earlier Detection, Sema4, Cradle Genomics, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, the GO2 Foundation, and the Mission Hospital Foundation (Providence/St. Joseph Health). Mike brings a breadth of understanding in personalized medicine, with a particular interest and focus on defeating cancer. He is also a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, as well as the Advisory Board for Mission Hospital’s Leonard Cancer Institute.
Mike received a BA from Boston College, an MBA from Drexel University and an MD from Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. ElBardissi is a Partner at Deerfield Management and President of the Deerfield Foundation. Dr. ElBardissi works on the structured transactions team with a focus on private investments. Dr. ElBardissi is currently a board director on Neochord, Acutus, Conventus, Farapulse, vWave, Sollis Therapeutics, Axon Therapies, Singular Genomics, Element Sciences, Epic Sciences, and Reprieve Cardiovascular.
Before joining Deerfield, Dr. ElBardissi was an early stage life sciences investor focusing on medical technology and biotechnology and was previously an investment banker in J.P. Morgan’s healthcare practice. He received residency training in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. ElBardissi has been independently funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has over 30 publications in leading peer reviewed scientific journals and has presented his research at numerous medical and surgical conferences. He holds an M.D. from the Mayo Clinic, an M.P.H. in Quantitative Methods from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. with honors in Biology (Phi Beta Kappa) from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kamdar is a Managing Partner at Domain Associates, a venture capital fund focused on healthcare company creation. Kim has been involved in cutting-edge therapeutic and diagnostics start-ups.
Kim was founding CEO for Truvian Sciences where she remains Chair. Kim was involved with Ariosa Diagnostics until the company was acquired by Roche, Corthera until the company was sold to Novartis and BiPar Sciences until that company was sold to Sanofi. Kim was an early investor and helped to create a number of other companies including Aspen Neuroscience, Syndax Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SNDX) and Adastra. Additional BOD memberships include: Alume Biosciences, EPIC Sciences, Evofem Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVFM), Obalon (NASDAQ: OBLN), Sera Prognostics and Singular Genomics.
Prior to Domain, Kim was a Kauffman Fellow at MPM Capital. She was also a Research Director at Novartis, where she built and led a team focused on the biology, genetics and genomics of model organisms. Kim is the author of ten papers as well as the inventor on seven patents. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and genetics from Emory University.
Kim is currently an Advisory Board Member for Dr. Eric Topol’s NIH supported Clinical and Translational Science Award for Scripps Medicine. Kim also serves as a BOD member for Access Youth Academy, a non-profit helping to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility and leadership through squash.