Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Co-Founder and Global Head of Illumina For Startups, Illumina

Biography
Amanda Cashin, PhD is Co-Founder and Global Head of Illumina For Startups, which is focused solely on creating an innovation ecosystem for the genomics industry by partnering with leading venture capital investors and entrepreneurs to create, launch, and grow genomics startups. Illumina for Startups initiatives include Illumina Accelerator, founded in 2014, and Sequoia Capital China Intelligent Healthcare Genomics Incubator, Powered by Illumina, founded in 2021. Our global team has operations in San Francisco, CA, Cambridge, UK, Shanghai, China, and Melbourne, Australia. Previously, Amanda was Senior Vice President of Alexandria Venture Investments at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. She earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from the California Institute of Technology and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Talk
Building Breakthrough Genomics Startups | Illumina Accelerator


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


  • Beyond the Human Genome & non-profit Phenome Health
    - Lee Hood, Providence Health
  • UC Precision Medicine Programs: Achievements and Challenges
    Session Chair: India Hook-Barnard, EBRC
    - Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Clara Lajonchere, UCLA
    - Frederick J Meyers, UC Davis Health
  • T2T: Long-Read Sequencing Unlocks The Final Gaps In The Human Genome
    - Karen Miga, UCSC
  • Precision Approaches to Chronic Disease (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Jennifer Lovejoy, Calibrate
    - Noel Mueller, Johns Hopkins
    - Lee Hood, Providence Health
  • DNA-based Weight Loss Interventions: What Have We Learned? (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Jennifer Lovejoy, Calibrate
    - Lu Qi, Tulane University
    - Christopher Gardner, Stanford
  • Advances in Digital Health, Diabetes and Obesity Management (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Mike Snyder, Stanford
    - Jessilyn Dunn, Duke University
    - Jonathan Long, Stanford
    - James Galagan, Boston University
  • Illumina Accelerator Innovation
    Session Chair: Amanda Cashin, Illumina Accelerator
    - Trevor Levin, Convergent Genomics
    - Rhidi Tariyal, NextGen Jane
    - Kareem Barghouti, VastBiome
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Jarret Glasscock, Cofactor Genomics
    - David Hanna, Thermo Fisher