Dr. David Barker formerly was vice president and chief scientific officer at Illumina, Inc., where he played a major role in the development and successful commercial launch of a succession of innovative research technologies. Since its founding in 1998, Illumina has been a leader in the commercialization of novel technologies for the analysis of genomic variation and function. Dr. Barker currently is a member of Illumina's Scientific Advisory Board and also serves on the board of directors of a number of life sciences companies. Prior to Illumina, Dr. Barker was vice president and chief science advisor at Amersham Biosciences, now part of General Electric. Previously, Dr. Barker held senior positions, including vice president of research and business development, at Molecular Dynamics, Inc.
"BioNanomatrix is developing a novel nanoscale approach that leverages its proprietary semiconductor technology to enable important genomic analyses that are currently not feasible," said Dr. Barker. "The technology could be very valuable as a research tool and ultimately, for routine use in clinical medicine applications. I welcome the opportunity to work with the BioNanomatrix team as they move towards commercializing this potentially game-changing technology."
Earlier in his career, Dr. Barker was an assistant professor at the University of Oregon and an associate professor at Oregon State University. Dr. Barker holds a B.S. with honors from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School
BioNanomatrix is developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms for applications in biomedical research, genetic diagnostics and personalized medicine. The company i
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