San Francisco, California
Chief Science Officer, Simpatica Medicine, Inc.
I served as faculty at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, and am trained in Machine Learning and Clinical Immunogenetics. During my career I have applied a combination of computational and laboratory techniques (immunology and genetics) to identify patterns that can predict disease course, and guide treatment decisions. I have received numerous research grants from the NIH, and other agencies. I was a Burrough Wellcome Foundation fellow in computational biology while in training at UCSF. I earned a Masters' degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD from the University of California San Francisco. I am currently the founder and Chief Science Officer for Simpatica Medicine, Inc., a company founded to provide precision medicine solutions for guidance of treatment, and early detection of disease. I was inspired to develop this company based on my years working at San Francisco General Hospital with the SFGH General Clinical Research Center, the Clinical Immunology Laboratory, the Department of Experimental Medicine, the Positive Health Program and other clinical groups. I am strongly motivated to develop a tool for the early detection of Huntington's Disease, in order to spur testing of new and candidate preventative measures. This motivation is spurred both my years working in clinical research, and my close personal relationships to persons living with progressive neurological disorders.