Board of Directors
Ms. Popovits served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Genomic Health, Inc., a healthcare company, from January 2009, and as Chairman of the Board of Genomic Health, Inc. from March 2012, until the acquisition of Genomic Health, Inc. by Exact Sciences Corporation in November 2019. Ms. Popovits previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Genomic Health from February 2002 to January 2009. From November 1987 to February 2002, Ms. Popovits served in various roles at Genentech, Inc., most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales from February 2001 to February 2002, and as Vice President, Sales from October 1994 to February 2001. Prior to joining Genentech, Ms. Popovits served as Division Manager, Southeast Region, for American Critical Care, a Division of American Hospital Supply, a supplier of healthcare products to hospitals. Ms. Popovits has served on the board of directors of Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. since February 2018 and the board of directors of MyoKardia, Inc. since March 2017, and previously served on the board of directors of ZS Pharma Inc. She holds a B.A. in Business from Michigan State University.
Shehnaaz Suliman, M.D., M.Phil., M.B.A.
Shehnaaz Suliman, M.D., M.Phil., M.B.A. has served on our board or directors since August 2019. In addition, Dr. Suliman has served on the board of directors for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. since January 2019. Dr. Suliman served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy of Theravance Biopharma, Inc, from July 2017 to March 2019. Prior to her position at Theravance, Dr. Suliman worked for Roche and Genentech, Inc., as Group Leader and Project Team Leader in the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group at Genentech from September 2010 to May 2015 and then as Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head, Roche Partnering from June 2015 to July 2017. Prior to Genentech, Dr. Suliman held various management roles of increasing responsibility at Gilead Sciences, Inc., between January 2005 and September 2010. Prior to Gilead, Dr. Suliman was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Petkevich & Partners. She has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Parvus Therapeutics, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company from October 2017 to July 2019. Dr. Suliman received her M.D. (MB, ChB) at the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, and holds an M.B.A, with distinction, and M.Phil. in Development Studies degrees from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Sri Kosaraju has been a Board member of 10x Genomics since March 2019. He currently serves as President and CFO of Penumbra (NYSE: PEN), a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Mr. Kosaraju joined Penumbra in 2015, serving as CFO and Head of Strategy until his promotion to President and CFO in 2019. Prior to joining Penumbra, he had over 16 years of experience in investment banking. Mr. Kosaraju worked for J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (J.P. Morgan) from 1999 until 2015, where he held a variety of positions, most recently Managing Director of Equity Capital Markets, Head of Healthcare Equity Capital Markets and co-Head of Technology, Media, Telecom Equity Capital Markets. Mr. Kosaraju received a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since August 2017. Dr. Mammen currently serves as global head, science and development at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies in June 2017, Dr. Mammen was Senior Vice President at Merck Research Laboratories from March 2016 to June 2017. Prior to Merck, Dr. Mammen led research and development at Theravance, a company he co-founded in 1997 until March 2016. In 2014, he and the Theravance Leadership Team separated Theravance into two publicly traded companies: Innoviva and Theravance Biopharma. Dr. Mammen received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (HST program) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bryan E. Roberts, Ph.D.
Bryan E. Roberts, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since November 2013. Dr. Roberts joined Venrock, a venture capital firm, in 1997, where he currently serves as a Partner. Dr. Roberts currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Achaogen and Castlight Health, which he co-founded, as well as a director on the boards of several private companies. Dr. Roberts previously served on the board of directors of athenahealth from 1999 to 2009, XenoPort from 2000 to 2007, Sirna Therapeutics from 2003 to 2007, Vitae Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2016, Zeltiq Aesthetics from 2008 to 2016, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2016 and Hua Medicine from 2010 to 2018. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Roberts worked in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co., a brokerage company. Dr. Roberts received a B.A. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University.
John R. Stuelpnagel, D.V.M.
John R. Stuelpnagel, D.V.M. has been Chairman of our board of directors since August 2013. In addition, Dr. Stuelpnagel co-founded and was Executive Chairman of Ariosa Diagnostics from October 2009 to January 2015 when that company was sold to Roche. He was also the Chairman of Sequenta from November 2010 to January 2015 when that company was merged with Adaptive Biotechnologies where he continued as a member of their board of directors from January 2015 to November 2017. Dr. Stuelpnagel is the Chairman of Fabric Genomics since August 2009, the Chairman of Inscripta since April 2017, the Chairman of Element Biosciences since September 2017, and a member of the board of directors for Encoded Therapeutics since May 2017. Previously, Dr. Stuelpnagel co-founded Illumina in 1998 where he worked until March 2009. Prior to Illumina, Dr. Stuelpnagel was an associate at CW Group from 1997 to 1998. Dr. Stuelpnagel received his B.S. in Biochemistry and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Benjamin J. Hindson, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, President, Co-founder
Benjamin J. Hindson, Ph.D. co-founded 10x Genomics in July 2012 and has served as our Chief Scientific Officer and President since October 2012 and has served on our board of directors since July 2012. Dr. Hindson served as our President of Technology and Treasurer from July 2012 until October 2012 and Secretary from October 2012 until April 2014. Prior to co-founding our company, Dr. Hindson was Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of QuantaLife from August 2008 until its sale to Bio-Rad Laboratories in October 2011. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Hindson served in various positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in the Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-proliferation Program. Dr. Hindson earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Deakin University, Australia.
Serge Saxonov, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
Serge Saxonov, Ph.D. co-founded 10x Genomics and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and on our board of directors since July 2012. Dr. Saxonov also served as our President from July 2012 until October 2012. Prior to co-founding our company, Dr. Saxonov was Vice President of Applications at QuantaLife, a privately-held life sciences company that developed and commercialized a droplet digital polymerase chain reaction platform, from May 2010 to April 2012. Dr. Saxonov was Founding Architect and Director of research and development at 23andMe, a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company, from June 2006 until May 2010. Dr. Saxonov received a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics from Stanford University and an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College.