Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
Martin Schiller, Ph.D
31 years experience as Institute Director and Professor of functional genomics
Inventor of the GigaAssay
Responsible for general business and science decisions, day-to-day management, and scientific oversight
Head of Cell Engineering & Analysis
Liz Valente, Ph.D
15 years of experience in academic Cancer Cell Biology and CRISPR Screening
Responsible for Assay development, GigaAssays, Cell Culture, Flow Cytometry, and cell engineering
Head of Molecular Biology
20 years experience in industrial molecular biology, drug screening, and as a Chief Scientific Officer
Responsible for Assay development, building GML and NGS libraries
Accomplished Bioinformatician with 4 years of academic and industrial experience
Developer of MEGA-Maps pipeline
Responsible for building the pipeline, analyzing GigaAssay experiments, and building MEGA-Maps
Molecular Biology associate
Responsible for building constructs and maintaining the laboratory
Brandon Murphy, Ph.D
Cell Culture associate
Responsible for cell line engineering, lentivirus production and cell culture
32 years experience in management, advertising, sales, and academics
MBA, HRM, previous Dean
Responsible for office management, HR and Finance
Board of Directors
Martin Schiller, Ph.D.
Martin has over 31 years of experience as Institute Director and Professor of Functional Genomics. He has written over 80 publications. He is the inventor of the GigaAssay. He is responsible for general business and science decisions, day-to-day management, and scientific oversight
Stan has 60 years of sales and executive management experience-Sales Manger, COO. He is responsible for general business and operation decisions.
Jerry has 37 years of experience as a Director/Co-Director. He is a Pioneer in medical genetics and genomics of common diseases. He is a Medical Geneticist Physician. He has been an executive in 2 companies. He has over 1,100 publications written. He is responsible for scientific and business decision-making.
Board of Advisors
Asa has over 45 years in business, technology, international executive, and operational experience, and has authored over 30 research papers and books. His specialty is in technology architecture and development and business process. His executive experience includes CEO, Board Chairman, Board Member, CIO, CTO, Managing Director, and Founder.
Keith has 25 years of experience as COO, CBO, and SVP in business, corporate, science, and intellectual property development for biotechnology, healthcare data, medical device, and consumer product companies. He has a PhD in Neuropharmacology from UC Irvine. Keith has an extensive deal sheet.
Wayne has been a leader in genetic diagnostics for 45 years. He has published over 280 publications. Wayne is the Director of the UCLA Genetics Lab. He is double Board Certified. Wayne is a Rare Disease expert. He was President of ACMG. Wayne advises us on Genetics and applications of and strategy for MEGA-Maps.
William (Bill) Botts
Bill has over 56 years of experience in executive management and turnaround experience. He has served as Executive Advisor to several startups and early-stage companies anled private and public companies. He specializes in high technology and consumer products and has hands-on merger and acquisition experience. His executive experience includes Board Chairman, Board Member, CEO, President, and Founder.
Dave has 30+ years of IT experience building solutions and transforming global organizations across multiple industries, most recently limaritime shipping, financial markets, enterprise software, oil, and telecommunications. His primary expertise is global IT service delivery, with a focus on cloud data and analytics to solve problems at scale. He has advisory board, lecturer, and outreach experience across industry, academic, and civic organizations.
Susan has over 15 years of industry experience in business development, strategic alliances, and product innovation. Her technical areas of expertise include genomics, bioinformatics, and the interpretation of big data. She has led numerous commercial product launches across a wide variety of scientific translational applications.