David Gelfand, Ph.D.
Collaborateur International Expert Etranger. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et Centre National de Genotypage, and Chief Scientific Officer at WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.
Dr. Gelfand graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Ph.D. in Biology. Dr Gelfand currently holds over 50 patents and has amassed a wide breadth of industry knowledge through his over 30 years of industry experience, which included posts at Roche Molecular Systems where he played a leading role in developing Designer DNA Polymerases for molecular diagnostics and in the emergence and evolution of DNA sequencing, and at Cetus Corporation where he helped pioneer one of the cornerstones of modern day molecular biology, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). In addition to these aforementioned accomplishments, Dr. Gelfand also received the United States Distinguished Inventor Award in 1990 for Taq DNA Polymerase.
Currently, Dr. Gelfand serves as the Chief Scientific Officer at WaferGen Biosystems, Inc., a company that develops Real-time PCR based microarrays for target discovery and validation. Dr. Gelfand also collaborates with the Centre National de Genotypage as an international expert.
Cynthia French, Ph.D., MBA
Chief Scientific Officer at Exiqon, Inc.
Dr. French graduated from the University of California, Irvine with her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry along with an MBA. Dr. French possesses over 25 years of industry experience in the fields of R&D, technical operations, regulatory affairs, marketing, and business administration with positions at Affymetrix and Quest.
Dr. French most recently served as the Chief Scientific Officer for Exiqon, Inc., a company focusing on sea
|SOURCE Signal Genetics|
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