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People in the News: David Heffelfinger, Keith Jerome, Steven Miller, Gregory Tsongalis

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PrimeraDx announced the appointment of David Heffelfinger as VP of engineering and systems development.

Heffelfinger has held several executive-level engineering positions at life science and medical device companies including Beckman Coulter, BD Biosciences, and Bio-Rad Laboratories; as well as with several startups and venture capital-backed companies including Biometric Imaging, Alpha Innotech, and Luminys Systems.

Heffelfinger also founded his own company, Hyperspectra. He began his career as an applied physicist at General Motors Research Laboratories.


GenturaDx announced the formation of its scientific advisory board by appointing Keith Jerome, Steven Miller, and Gregory Tsongalis.

Tsongalis, who is also GenturaDx's senior vice president of research and development, is a high-complexity clinical laboratory director, a fellow in the Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, and director of molecular pathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Jerome is director of the molecular virology laboratory and an associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington.

Miller is medical director of the clinical microbiology laboratory and assistant professor of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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