Team - DNA Guide

Alice Rathjen - Founder, CEO
Alice is passionate about building genomics tools for patient engagement.  She advocates that dynamic consent to genomic data is a critical for building genomic research at scale.   Her initial concept with DNA Guide won the Kaufman Business Idea Award for Women in Science & Engineering.   She studied  ethics at UC Davis and Stanford with later technical training in Geographic Information Systems.  Her  slideshare presentations on genomics have exceeded 45,000 views.

Saw Yu Wai – Director of  Research and Development (title retired)
Saw Yu Wai deployed some of the earliest web based GIS applications in California with over 25 years experience in the field..   She's a master at building first version proto-types using cutting edge GIS technologies (2D and 3D).   With DNA Guide she has taken GIS mapping software to a new level.  Her last project was

William Kimmerly, Ph.D. - Chief Scientist
Bill Kimmerly is a 20-plus year veteran in the biotechnology and bioinformatics fields with research focus on genomic technologies. He has held leading research and management positions in both public and private sector organization such as Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis, Ceres, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His expertise is in technologies for large-scale DNA sequencing, gene expression profiling, and proteomics, as well as software integration and analytic tool development that allows knowledge extraction from large, complex data sets. Bill received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from University of British Columbia in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of California – Berkeley in 1988.

Xavier Thomas – Director of Product Development
In his 10+ years of bringing software products to market, Xavier has developed pragmatic, results-oriented programs.   While a Senior Producer for the LBi group, he managed million dollar marketing budgets for companies such as British Telecom and McKinsey & Co.. Xavier is a serial entrepreneur, bringing strong startup experience to this venture as well as past successes, such as Redspeak, (rich media strategy and development), and Dream Village (teaching kids how to be better global citizens).