Freenome has announced the formation of its scientific advisory board including inaugural members Olivier Elemento and Anshul Kundaje.
Elemento is director of the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, head of the Cancer Systems Biology Laboratory, and associate professor of computational genomics in computational biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also serves as co-assistant dean for scientific computing, associate director of the Institute for Computational Biomedicine, and co-chair of the Genetics, Epigenetics and Systems Biology Program at the Meyer Cancer Center.
Kundaje is an assistant professor of genetics and computer science at Stanford University, focused on computational regulatory genomics. He previously led integrative analysis efforts for the ENCODE Project and the Roadmap Epigenomics Project.
According to Freenome, the new SAB will work closely with the company's management team to advance the development of the firm's technology platform and commercial disease screening products.