Speaker Profile

Ph.D., VP, Translational Medicine, PGDx

Biography
Dr. John Simmons joined Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) in January 2016 and served as the Manager of Translational Science & Diagnostics. In his current role, John focuses broadly on scientific strategy and diagnostics partnerships with pharma/biotech. Previously, John was at the National Cancer Institute where his research focused on identifying novel therapeutic strategies for multiple myeloma through chemical genomic approaches with a particular focus on drug combinations. He received his Bachelors in Biology with honors from American University and PhD in Tumor Biology from Georgetown University as part of the NIH Graduate Partnership Program. As a post-doctoral fellow, he received the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Research Fellow award to support his work in developing systems-level approaches for drug combination identification and prioritization.