THE TEAM 

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Solomon Endlich, Ph.D.

Cofounder and CEO

Solomon Endlich is a co-founder and the CEO of Base5 Genomics, which spun out of his post-doctoral work on genome sequencing in the Morrison lab at Stanford University. He has over 10 years of research experience in theoretical physics and molecular biology. He earned a PhD in theoretical physics from Columbia University and held post-doctoral positions at the EPFL in Lausanne and at Stanford University.

Liza Huijse, Ph.D.

Cofounder and Head of Data Analytics 

Liza Huijse is a co-founder of Base5 Genomics and leads the data and computational biology efforts. She has over 10 years of experience analyzing and modeling data within theoretical physics, genomics,  and infectious disease diagnostics. She obtained a PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam and held post-doctoral positions at Harvard University and Stanford University.

Ashby Morrison, Ph.D.

Cofounder and Associate Professor of Biology

 

Ashby Morrison is an associate professor of Biology at Stanford University and a co-founder of Base5 Genomics. She is a member of the Stanford University Cancer Center and the Bio-X program. She has over 20 years of molecular biology research experience with a focus on cancer biology, DNA damage and repair, and genome organization and gene regulation. She has a PhD in biomedical sciences from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Antonia Göke, M.D. Ph.D.
Head of Product Management 

Antonia Göke has over 3 years of research experience in oncology. She acquired her PhD with distinction in pathology, where she worked on gene amplification in metastasized colorectal cancer and its potential as a treatment target. She has held residency appointments in gastroenterology in Germany and anesthesiology in Switzerland.

Ana Guerrero
Administrative Assistant

Ana started her career as a teacher, but has since decided to branch out and apply her strong communication and organizational skills in the startup industry. At Base5 Genomics she is essential for streamlining an ever increasing variety of projects

Natasha Castelli

Head of Finance and Operations

Natasha brings a combination of experience with small businesses and large corporations. She started her career at KPMG, where she earned a CPA. After a stint working as a Revenue Manager for a public company, she started her consulting practice where she worked extensively with high growth technology companies.

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Bersabeh Tafesse 

Research Assistant 

Bersabeh recently graduated from Minnesota State University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology with an emphasis on microbiology.

She is passionate about developing technologies that can be used for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Avery Mickalide, Ph.D.

Computational Biologist

Avery has 8 years of research experience in biophysics and earned a PhD in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At Base5 Genomics he combines his domain expertise with his analytical and computational skills to perform bioinformatic analyses.

Russell Julian, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Russell has over 9 years of research experience in molecular biology and genomics. He earned his Ph.D. degree in interdisciplinary life science from Purdue University, where he studied the modulating role of repressive epigenetic marks in gene activation. He held teaching and consulting positions in the Philippines prior to his move to the US.

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Shamus Cooley, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist

Shamus specializes in using machine learning and mathematical modeling techniques to gain insight from genomics data.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from The University of Kansas and his PhD in Bioinformatics from UCLA, where he studied dimensionality reduction and its applications for the analysis of next generation sequencing data.

Julianne David, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist

Julianne earned her B.A. and M.S. in chemistry from Northwestern University and her Ph.D in computational biology from OHSU, where she used large datasets to study cancer-specific RNA splicing. She has over 6 years of previous computational research experience in molecular dynamics and quantum hydrodynamics. She is working in computational clinical applications development at Base5 Genomics.