Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Q2 Solutions

Dr. Patrice Hugo, Chief Scientific Officer at Q2 Solutions, leads the global scientific strategy and is responsible for the medical affairs and scientific activities for the Central Laboratories, and Specialty Testing Centers of Excellence worldwide including the Expression Analysis Genomics, Vaccine, Biomarkers and BioAnalytical/ADME laboratories. Prior to joining Q2 Solutions, Dr. Hugo was Associate Vice President and Chief Clinical Trial Scientist at LabCorp/Covance Central Lab Division and Chief Scientific Officer at Clearstone Central Lab acquired by LabCorp. Previously, he worked at Caprion as EVP R&D, and Principal Investigator at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute with academic affiliation at McGill University. Dr. Hugo obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine/Immunology at McGill University and held post-doctoral positions at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Australia, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. He is author or co-author of over 75 scientific manuscripts and has over 25 years of biomarker experience. He also played an active role in several industry organizations, including being a member of the Board of Directors for Personalized Medicine Partnership for Cancer in Quebec, and the Steering Committee for the Biomarker Factory. He is also a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).