Speaker Profile

Co-founder & SVP Corporate Dev., Helix

Justin is a Co-Founder at Helix, a personal genomics company dedicated to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA. Helix is creating an ecosystem where people can explore diverse and uniquely personalized applications powered by DNA insights and provided by high-quality partners. Prior to Helix, Justin was a Vice President in the healthcare group at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. Earlier in his career, he also spent time at the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked with a variety of companies in the tech and healthcare industries, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, where he played a key role in the acquisition of Proteolix. Justin holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Bioengineering from Stanford University. He also received a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.


The Future of Personal Genomics for All
DNA can power many aspects of every person’s life – yet the impact for most people has been limited. What will it take for personal genomics to help us lead better lives in areas as diverse as family planning, nutrition, fitness, health, ancestry, and even entertainment?

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Historically genetic testing has been restricted to affected families due to the high cost of DNA sequencing. As costs come down we now have the capability to provide comprehensive genetic testing as part of health and prevention programs based on personal utility. This session explores the value and pitfalls of genetic testing in the healthy population.

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