Management

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Charlie Silver

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlie Silver Photo

Charlie Silver

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlie is CEO and co-founder of Mission Bio where he leads a team dedicated to solving complex biological problems with precision engineering, innovative biochemistry, and supported bioinformatics. Charlie has dedicated his career to commercializing next-generation hardware technology and scientific instrumentation at emerging ventures in healthcare and semiconductor. Prior to Mission Bio, he led engineering at Novelx (acquired by Agilent) and then served in R&D and marketing at Agilent. Charlie received a joint MBA from UC Berkeley and Columbia University, an MS in physics from UW Madison, and a BA in physics from Columbia University.

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Dennis Eastburn, PhD

Co-Founder and CSO

Dennis Eastburn, PhD Photo

Dennis Eastburn, PhD

Co-Founder and CSO

Dennis is CSO and co-founder of Mission Bio. Dennis has a track record of technological innovation. As a senior researcher at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dennis led development of the core IP that is foundational to all of Mission Bio’s products. After starting Mission Bio, he invented the approach for high-throughput single-cell DNA sequencing and applied it to applications in oncology. Dennis has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has secured numerous NIH grants for Mission Bio totaling $3M. Dennis holds a B.S. in molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to his work in microfluidics, he completed an NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship studying epithelial cell biology at UCSF.

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Keith W. Jones, PhD

Senior Vice President of Product Development

Keith W. Jones, PhD Photo

Keith W. Jones, PhD

Senior Vice President of Product Development

Keith is the Senior Vice President, Development at Mission Bio where he leads a team of Engineers, Biologists, Bioinformaticians, and Data Scientists in the discovery and development of technologies and platforms which enable the analysis of molecular measurements from single cells.

Prior to Mission Bio, Keith worked as a senior technical executive at Affymetrix, Verinata, and Illumina where he led teams innovating and developing complex genetic assays with demonstrated clinical utility.

Keith received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Stanford University.

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Pat Brooks

Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations

Pat Brooks Photo

Pat Brooks

Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations

Pat is Senior Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations and brings more than 30 years of international sales experience within the life sciences industry to Mission Bio. He leads the global deployment of the Tapestri platform worldwide. Prior to joining Mission Bio, Pat spent three years as Vice President of Global Sales and Development at Cellular Dynamics International. His sales leadership experience also includes Vice President roles at Ion Torrent, Pacific Biosciences and Affymetrix. Pat holds both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Iowa.

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Adam Sciambi, PhD

Co-Founder and Director of Engineeering

Adam Sciambi, PhD Photo

Adam Sciambi, PhD

Co-Founder and Director of Engineeering

Adam is a co-founder of Mission Bio and heads cartridge and instrument development as Director of Engineering. He was first initiated into microfluidics when he joined Adam Abate’s UCSF lab after receiving a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford. As a postdoc at UCSF, he took the fabrication and engineering skillset learned from condensed matter physics and applied it to droplet manipulation, ultimately codeveloping the technology that became the core of Mission Bio. He continues to be interested in tackling complex, interdisciplinary problems with physics.

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Anup Parikh

Senior Director of Software Strategy

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Anup Parikh

Senior Director of Software Strategy

Anup is Senior Director of Software Strategy at Mission Bio. Anup has been following his passion to build novel solutions that leverage software and automation to improve health. Previously, he was part of product management at 10x Genomics and Thermo Fisher Scientific, developing novel technologies for targeted sequencing applications. Anup received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Structural and Computational Biology.

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Hannah Viernes

Senior Director of Product Management

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Hannah Viernes

Senior Director of Product Management

Hannah is Senior Director of Product Management and brings deep experience in developing product strategy, roadmap, and requirements with cross-functional teams and in launching successful life sciences products. She previously led the NGS market development team at the Clinical Sequencing Division for Thermo Fisher Scientific, and served various marketing and product management roles at Ion Torrent, Life Technologies and Affymetrix. Hannah received her BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Washington.

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William Oldham

Director of Manufacturing

William Oldham Photo

William Oldham

Director of Manufacturing

William J Oldham is Director of Manufacturing. He has extensive experience delivering value and operational excellence to startups and large companies. Prior to Mission Bio, William served at Ion torrent, Twist BioScience and Exelixis. William has an MS in synthetic organic chemistry and a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon.