The people behind Helix


We’re a rapidly growing company working out of the Bay Area and San Diego.

Robin Thurston

Robin Thurston

Chief Executive Officer

James Lu, MD, PhD

James Lu, MD, PhD

Co-founder & SVP, Applied Genomics

Justin Kao

Justin Kao

Co-founder & SVP, Business Development & Partnerships

Scott Burke

Scott Burke

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Gloria Lee, PhD

Gloria Lee, PhD

Director, Regulatory and Quality Affairs

Jim Chou

Jim Chou

VP, Engineering

Corey Schaninger

Corey Schaninger

Software Engineer

Chad Nicely

Chad Nicely

Principal Software Engineer, DevOps

Toby Berster

Toby Berster

Senior Software Engineer

Anupreet Walia

Anupreet Walia

Senior Software Engineer

Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang

Software Engineer

James Warren

James Warren

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Boris Aleksandrovsky

Boris Aleksandrovsky

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Principal Software Engineer

Maya Li

Maya Li

Senior Software Engineer

Alex Hernsdorf

Alex Hernsdorf

Software Engineer

Kaniel Yano

Kaniel Yano

Senior Software Engineer

Timm Michaud

Timm Michaud

Senior Software Engineer

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

Software Engineer

Jessica Graham

Jessica Graham

Head of Partner Marketing

Justin Sayarath

Justin Sayarath

Marketing Associate

David Yu

David Yu

VP, Product

Mimi von Kugelgen

Mimi von Kugelgen

Director, Program Management

Pouria Sanae

Pouria Sanae

Director, Product Management

Keren Michelson

Keren Michelson

Product Manager

Allen Wang

Allen Wang

Senior Product Manager

Brett Hellman

Brett Hellman

Director, Product Management

Toby Riotte

Toby Riotte

Product Manager

Tony Le

Tony Le

Product Manager

Woo Jin Park

Woo Jin Park

Director of Design

Maurann Stein

Maurann Stein

Product Designer

Marcelo Novaes

Marcelo Novaes

Principal Product Designer

Luke Easterwood

Luke Easterwood

Writer, Content Strategist

Chuck Liu

Chuck Liu

Senior User Researcher

Makenzie Montgomery

Makenzie Montgomery

Senior Product Designer

Jackie Linayao

Jackie Linayao

Senior Designer

Ravi Adusumilli

Ravi Adusumilli

Partnerships

Adrienne McKee, PhD

Adrienne McKee, PhD

Partnerships

Akwasi Asabere, PhD

Akwasi Asabere, PhD

Partnerships

Aditya Dighe

Aditya Dighe

Partnerships

Sarah Bobulsky

Sarah Bobulsky

Associate Director, Business Development & Strategy

Tyler Zanini

Tyler Zanini

Manager, Business Development

Stefano Menti

Stefano Menti

Director, Growth

Daniel Montoya

Daniel Montoya

Director, IT

Danielle Di Bella

Danielle Di Bella

Senior IT Engineer

Michael Choi

Michael Choi

Operations Manager

Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman

Senior Manager, Customer Care

Dang Lu

Dang Lu

Customer Care Representative

James Cuellar

James Cuellar

Customer Care Representative

Fabian Flores

Fabian Flores

👑🐝, Lab Operations

Adrianne Paulsen

Adrianne Paulsen

Executive Assistant

Will Lee, PhD

Will Lee, PhD

VP, Bioinformatics

Kevin Jacobs

Kevin Jacobs

Director, Bioinformatics R&D

Nicole Washington, PhD

Nicole Washington, PhD

Manager, Bioinformatics

Ruomu Jiang, PhD

Ruomu Jiang, PhD

Bioinformatics Scientist

Patricia Wang

Patricia Wang

Bioinformatics Engineer

Yifei Men

Yifei Men

Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Robert Schmieder, PhD

Robert Schmieder, PhD

Staff Bioinformatics Scientist

Yunyun Ni

Yunyun Ni

Bioinformatics Scientist

Elissa Levin, MS, CGC

Elissa Levin, MS, CGC

Director, Policy and Genomic Services

Sharon Briggs, PhD

Sharon Briggs, PhD

Scientist

Johnathan Bowes

Johnathan Bowes

Policy Analyst

Alex Bolze, PhD

Alex Bolze, PhD

Senior Scientist

Helen Wang

Helen Wang

Senior Scientist

Erick Loomis, PhD

Erick Loomis, PhD

Scientist

David Becker, PhD

David Becker, PhD

Senior Director, Laboratory Operations

Sherry Wang, CGMBS, MB(ASCP)

Sherry Wang, CGMBS, MB(ASCP)

Clinical Laboratory Scientist II, Lab Operations

Ross Blanchard

Ross Blanchard

Sr. Research Associate, Lab Operations

Yan Wei Lim, PhD

Yan Wei Lim, PhD

Scientist, Lab Operations

Nicholas Heng

Nicholas Heng

Scientist, Automations

Donna Fath

Donna Fath

Senior Scientist, Lab Operations

Lorena Mora-Blanco, PhD

Lorena Mora-Blanco, PhD

Scientist, Lab Operations

Raymond Chen

Raymond Chen

Research Associate

Ehab Hanna, MS, CLS

Ehab Hanna, MS, CLS

Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Lab Operations

Nicole Leonetti

Nicole Leonetti

Scientist, Lab Operations

Aakash Amin

Aakash Amin

Research Associate

Natasha Talago

Natasha Talago

Research Associate

Jason Nguyen

Jason Nguyen

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Celina Andrade

Celina Andrade

Research Associate

Ann Beth Christiansen

Ann Beth Christiansen

Quality Assurance Lead

Tara Traxler

Tara Traxler

Quality Assurance Associate

Dawn Barsy

Dawn Barsy

VP, Legal

Leslie Liang

Leslie Liang

Senior Corporate Counsel

Stephen Glaros

Stephen Glaros

Contracts Manager

Philippe Lyko

Philippe Lyko

VP, Finance

Kanwal Atwal

Kanwal Atwal

Director, Finance

Ana Sandoval

Ana Sandoval

Senior Cost Accountant

Tim Hallner, CPA

Tim Hallner, CPA

Associate Manager, Accounting and Finance

Derek Ling

Derek Ling

Head of Staffing

Selasi Setranah

Selasi Setranah

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Leah Fuller

Leah Fuller

Recruiter

Shelby Spears

Shelby Spears

Technical Recruiter

Kristen Jeffries

Kristen Jeffries

Recruiting Coordinator

Beth Presser

Beth Presser

People Operations Coordinator

Stinson Lamb

Stinson Lamb

Facilities Manager

Scientific Advisory Board

Our advisory board is comprised of the world’s foremost experts in genomics. Each member serves an important role in upholding our high scientific standards and serves as a strategic resource as we build an ongoing destination for DNA discovery.

Robert Green, MD, MPH

Robert Green, MD, MPH

Robert Green, MD, MPH is Chairman of the Helix Scientific Advisory Board. He is also Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Genomes2People Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and an associate member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Green’s research focuses upon randomized trials and observational studies to assess the medical, behavioral and economic outcomes of using genomics in medicine and society.

Nita Farahany, JD, PhD

Nita Farahany, JD, PhD

Nita Farahany, JD, PhD is Professor of Law and Philosophy, Director of Duke Science & Society at Duke University, and a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics. Her research focuses on how developments in behavioral genetics and neuroscience inform societal norms about privacy and individual liberty.

Goncalo Abecasis, PhD

Goncalo Abecasis, PhD

Goncalo Abecasis, PhD, is Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Abecasis’ research focuses on the development of statistical tools for the identification and study of genetic variants important in human disease.

Judy Garber, MD, MPH

Judy Garber, MD, MPH

Judy Garber, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director, Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Garber’s recent research has evaluated novel agents targeting DNA repair defects in treatment and prevention of triple-negative or basal-like breast cancer.

Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Atul Butte, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences (ICHS) at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Butte’s laboratory builds and applies tools that integrate molecular, clinical, and epidemiological data into diagnostics, therapeutics, and new insights into disease.

Keith Stewart, MB, CHB

Keith Stewart, MB, CHB

Keith Stewart, MB, CHB is the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine and the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research. Dr. Stewart is responsible for systematically introducing clinical genomics to routine medical practice at Mayo Clinic incorporating prevention, diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of medical specialties.

Join us

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a team of experts in the fields of genomics, engineering, consumer technology, and beyond to develop actionable DNA insights for our customers. We’re looking for the best and brightest minds who are excited to work on a truly diverse team.

If that’s you, come on in!

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