Management Team

Senior Director,
Operations & Genomics

Jorge Marques Signes, PhD

Dr. Jorge Marques Signes is the Senior Director of Operations and Genomics…

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Chief Science Officer

Nick Gillitt, PhD

Dr. Nick Gillett oversees the scientific direction of DHMRI and seeks to…

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Chief Business Officer

Julian Abery, MSc

A highly experienced sales, marketing and business development professional with a strong track record of…

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Chief Financial Officer

Ann Wilson, CPA, MBA

Finance Director with MBA, CPA and 20+ years combined CFO, nonprofit and healthcare consulting, public…


Board of Directors

Suresh Balu, MBA

Associate Dean for Innovation and Partnership, Duke University School of Medicine and Program Director, Duke Institute for Health Innovation

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Cory R. Brouwer, PhD

Director Bioinformatics Services Division
Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Executive Director of Research, University of North Carolina System

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Nicholas Gillitt, PhD

Vice President of Nutrition Research, Dole Food Company
Director, Dole Nutrition Research Institute

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Mark Spitzer, MBA

President, Castle & Cooke North Carolina LLC and Atlantic American Properties INC.
Lead Mission Support Executive, North Carolina Research Campus

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Steven A. Lommel, PhD

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University
Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service

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L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center
Director of the Translational Population Health Research Center
Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute

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Simon Gregory, PhD

Director of Genomics and Epigenetics, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Professor in Neurology, Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator, Duke University MURDOCK MS studies
Founder and Principal Investigator, Discovery MS

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