I am a Human Geneticist with extensive experience in research, product and program management, and technology commercialization. Driven by my dedication to the field of genetics and genomics, I aspire to continue making significant contributions and aim to foster collaboration between academia and industry, working towards driving innovation and improving patient outcomes. With my diverse expertise in research, product management, and technology commercialization, I am excited to make a lasting impact in the field.
Currently, I oversee and mentor projects in the diagnostic and digital health tracks for the Catalyst Program and InVent Fund, within Innovation Ventures at UCSF. With a strong passion for advancing research projects and promoting technology patenting and commercialization, I am dedicated to bridging the gap between groundbreaking innovations and real-world application. Before joining Innovation Ventures, I worked as the founding product manager for a startup project project at The Production Board
I started my career journey in academia, earning a Ph.D. in Genetics from Tufts University's School of Biomedical Sciences in Boston. Building upon my expertise, I pursued postdoctoral training in rare disease genetics at the University of California San Francisco, followed by a research fellowship in clinical genetics and genomics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Niehaus Scholar. After my academic research and training, I transitioned to the field of technology startups focused on developing software tools and solutions for curating, interpreting, and analyzing complex biological data and played a key role in the development of NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) data interpretation and reporting software for genetic test results at Ingenuity Systems (acquired by QIAGEN) and Invitae Corp.