CLASS I DIRECTORS CONTINUING IN OFFICE UNTIL THE 2025 ANNUAL MEETING
R. Erik Holmlin, Ph.D. Dr. Holmlin has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since January 2011. Dr. Holmlin has also served as a member of the board of directors of Innovatus Life Sciences Acquisition Corp, a blank check company seeking to effect a business combination with one or more businesses, since March 2021. From June 2010 to February 2011, Dr. Holmlin served as president and Chief Executive Officer of GenVault Corporation, a private biosample management solutions company. Previously, Dr. Holmlin held positions as an entrepreneur in residence at Domain Associates, LLC, a dedicated life sciences venture capital firm; Chief Commercial Officer of Exiqon A/S, a publicly traded RNA research solutions company; founder and executive at GeneOhm Sciences, Inc., which was acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Company; and a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Holmlin received his B.S. in Chemistry from Occidental College, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and MBAs from University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that Dr. Holmlin’s over 18 years of experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries, which includes the areas of technology development, product commercialization and venture financing, qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.
David L. Barker, Ph.D. Dr. Barker has served on our board of directors since May 2010, and as Chairman of our board of directors since August 2016. Dr. Barker has also served as a member of the board of directors of AmideBio, LLC, a private biotechnology company, since August 2011, and of Singular Genomics Systems, Inc., a public life science technology company, since June 2016. He has also served as a scientific advisor to LunaPBC, a public benefit corporation, since November 2017. Dr. Barker previously served as a member of the board of directors of Aspen Neuroscience, a private cell therapy company, from October 2018 to May 2021, IntegenX, Inc., a private DNA testing technology company, from June 2006 to March 2018 (when it was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific), and of Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., a private molecular diagnostics company, from October 2009 to August 2018 (when it was acquired by Biodesix, Inc.). He served as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Illumina, Inc. (“Illumina”) from 2000 to 2007, and on the Illumina scientific advisory board until May 2016. Dr. Barker was previously a member of the board of directors of NextBio, Inc. (acquired by Illumina in 2013), ProteinSimple, Inc. (acquired by Bio-Techne Corporation (“BT”) in 2014) and Zephyrus Biosciences, Inc. (acquired by BT in 2016). Dr. Barker served from 1998 to 2000 as Vice President and Chief Science Advisor at Amersham Biosciences, now part of GE Healthcare. 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 B.S. with honors in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that Dr. Barker’s extensive experience in managing and leading early stage and established companies within the clinical diagnostic and biotechnology industries qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.
Vincent J. Wong, J.D., M.B.A. Mr. Wong has served on our board of directors since December 2021. Since March 2021, Mr. Wong has served as Chief Commercial Officer at Geneoscopy, Inc., a private company developing diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal health. Mr. Wong has also served as an Executive in Residence at IU Ventures, an affiliate of Indiana University advising portfolio start-up companies, since March 2021. From April 2005 to December 2020, Mr. Wong served in various leadership roles at Roche Diagnostics Corporation, the diagnostics division of Roche Holding AG and its affiliated entities, including as Vice President of Sales, Point of Care Diagnostics, Vice President, Physician Office and Specialty Diagnostics, and Vice President, Strategy and Communications. Mr. Wong holds a B.A. in Economics and Government from the University of Notre Dame, a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that Mr. Wong’s extensive experience in leadership roles in the diagnostics industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board.