Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, Professor of Practice, Bioengineering, UCSD

Dr. Sandrine Miller-Montgomery’s team is focused on expanding industry and academic collaborations of microbiome research in the consumer world as well as enabling major clinical breakthroughs. Previously, she led MO BIO Laboratories, now a QIAGEN Company, having started as their director of sales and marketing where her team contributed to the consistent business growth resulting in its acquisition by QIAGEN. She has held global marketing management positions at large companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Illumina, and Invitrogen (now part of Thermo Fisher), and originally came from France in 2000 to join Genset in their R&D department. Sandrine received both her PharmD and her PhD in Life Science from the University of Bordeaux (France), with an emphasis in molecular biology, biology of aging, and thrombosis and hemostasis.

 Session Abstract – PMWC Silicon Valley

An increasing amount of evidence supports the connection between microbes and human diseases. In this ses-sion we investigate the association between the microbiome and cancer and explore the unique opportunities for novel medical applications.