DNAnexus Announces Two Key Executive Appointments

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Industry veterans bring extensive expertise and insight as DNAnexus powers increasingly complex precision medicine projects

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DNAnexus Inc., the global leader in genome informatics and data management, today announced the promotion of George Asimenos, Ph.D. to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the addition of Fan Fan, Ph.D. as Vice President of Product Management.

“As DNAnexus expands from its dominant position in secondary analysis to a robust precision medicine platform, George will be instrumental in blending science and technology to drive the technical strategy of the platform,” said Richard Daly, Chief Executive Officer of DNAnexus. “As the future of genomics continues to unfold, our customers are taking on increasingly complex and exciting endeavors to develop and apply targeted therapies that increase efficacy and efficiency. Experienced product leaders like Fan have the expertise partnering with customers along their journeys to become world-class organizations.”

Asimenos has been with DNAnexus since its inception and has played a critical role in building the company’s scientific and engineering foundation most recently as vice president, strategic projects. As CTO, he will work closely with product management and engineering to ensure that the company continues to deliver value through its current and future products. Prior to DNAnexus, he conducted research at Stanford University and National Technical University of Athens in comparative metagenomics, silicon compilers for reconfigurable hardware, and elliptic curve cryptanalysis. He holds a Ph.D. in computational biology from Stanford University, where he helped analyze the human genome as part of the ENCODE Pilot Project.

“Having worked with DNAnexus since its earliest days, I’m excited to expand my work in advancing the capabilities of the DNAnexus platform,” said Asimenos. “The core of what we do at DNAnexus is supporting researchers around the world in their goals to advance the future of medicine, whether they’re discovering new drugs or creating global networks for collaborating across laboratories seamlessly and safely.”

As Vice President of Product Management, Fan will drive product strategy, working closely with prospects, customers, and the DNAnexus team. Fan joins DNAnexus from Adobe, where she served as Principal of Product Management responsible for cloud-based document productivity services. Prior to Adobe, she led Product Management at Model N directly engaging with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Merck and Amgen. Fan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Science and Technology of China, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California.

About DNAnexus

DNAnexus combines expertise in computing and bioinformatics to create the global network for genomics, operating in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including China), South America, and Africa. The secure, scalable, and collaborative DNAnexus Platform helps thousands of researchers across a spectrum of industries – biopharmaceutical, bioagricultural, sequencing services, clinical diagnostics, government, and research consortia – accelerate their genomics programs globally. For more information on DNAnexus, please visit www.dnanexus.com or follow the company @DNAnexus.


for DNAnexus
Colin Sanford, 415-946-1094