Rare diseases don't get walk-a-thons.
They get us.


Plavi Mittal, PhD

Plavi Mittal, PhD

Founder & CEO

Former CEO of the Jain Foundation, Dr. Mittal has devoted her career to supporting rare disease communities.





Nilah Ioannidis, PhD

Nilah Ioannidis, PhD

Founder

Develops methods for clinical interpretation of personal genomes. Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics & Biomedical Data Science at Stanford SoM.





Nicole Bowman, MS

Nicole Bowman, MS

Founder

Develops research programs with an 'omics perspective. Earned an MS in neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania PSoM.





Smriti Rao, MS MBI

Smriti Rao, MS MBI

Data Scientist

Extensive experience in clinical and lab data mangement, and curation. Expertise in machine learning for biomedicine.





Helga Marin Gestsdottir

Helga Marin Gestsdottir

General Counsel

Advises company policy. Helga Marin has a Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property Law and Policy from the University of Washington.





Madhuri Hegde, PhD

Madhuri Hegde, PhD

Scientific Advisor

CSO and VP of Lab Services for PerkinElmer Genetics; Board Member for the ACMG





Nitin Mittal, MS MBA

Nitin Mittal, MS MBA

Executive Advisor

Co-founder of ConceptualEyes; extensive experience as a senior executive for global health, development, and education





Bryan Barber

Bryan Barber

Executive Advisor

President and co-founder of ADVANTIS Global Inc; co-founder of Myonexus Therapeutics; founder and president of LGMD2D Foundation





Chamindra Konersman, MD

Chamindra Konersman, MD

Medical Advisor

Neurologist at Rady Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Neurosciences at US San Diego





Matthew Wicklund, MD

Matthew Wicklund, MD

Medical Advisor

Physician; Professor and Director of the Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine





Anshul Kundaje, PhD

Anshul Kundaje, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Assistant Professor of Genetics and Computer Science at Stanford University; Recipient of the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award





Matthew Harms, MD

Matthew Harms, MD

Medical Advisor

Physician and Assistant Professor at Columbia University; Researcher at the Institute for Genomic Medicine





Manuel Rivas, PhD

Manuel Rivas, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University; Research Affiliate of the Broad Institute





Patricia Weltin

Patricia Weltin

Advocacy Advisor

Founder and CEO of Beyond the Diagnosis; Founder and CEO of Rare Disease United Foundation





Nupur Garg, PhD

Nupur Garg, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Scientific consultant; previous Director of Research for the Jain Foundation and Program Director for the Lymphatic Malformation Institute




Special thanks

Your knowledge, expertise, advice, and encouragement help us shape our program. As we find our feet, your faith in our vision keeps us moving in the right direction.

Sarah Shira
Claudia Mitchell
Emma Every
John Wilbanks
Yann Mazabraud
Hillarie Windish
Keith Alkek
Niranjan Bose
Anne Cavassa
Laura Rufibach
Nishka Mittal
Alpna Seth
UW’s Montlake Consulting Group
Margaret Anderson
Susan Sparks
Adrien Guerard
Josh Thayer
Doug Albrecht
Nicholas Evans
Nathan Every
Ephrem Chin
Susan Betcher
Isabella Parsons
Nila Gurusinghe
Miriam Chilton
Craig Stewart
Lynsey Elve
Laurie Long
Plavi’s Family

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