Michael Nova is the chief innovation officer at Pathway Genomics and was a founding team member of the company. Michael is the inventor of the Pathway-IBM Watson machine learning AI mobile application Panorama/OME as well as Pathway’s entire wellness (Pathway FIT, Healthy Weight, SkinFIT), cardiac, and mental health lines of genetic testing products. Michael has executed major corporate alliances with companies such as Medco/ESI, PepsiCo, DASA (Brazil), Biogenetika (Brazil), Achibadem (Turkey), IHH/Parkway (Singapore), IBM, Florida Hospital Group, Equinox Health, and many others. Previously, Michael was the founder and CEO of Discovery Partners Inc., which completed a successful $150M IPO and marketed wireless drug discovery technology and radiofrequency combinatorial chemistry to large pharmaceutical companies, where he developed the original “barcode on bead” patents used by many diagnostic and DNA companies. He then founded the wireless sensory network company Graviton, where he was responsible for raising $60 million in capital from venture groups such as Kleiner Perkins and InQtel and large corporations, such as Motorola and Qualcomm. He began his scientific career as a research associate at the Salk Institute in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Roger Guillemin, where he studied the genetics and proteomics of human growth factors and cancers.
Michael won the 2005 World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer Award and was the physician of record on the first person ever to have their entire genome sequenced by Illumina. He is a member of the IBM Watson Advisory Board, the Metagenics Scientific Advisory Board, the Salk Institute NeuroAI group, and the Longevity Org Advisory Board. Michael has over 30 issued and 45 pending patents; and he has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, licensed in California, with degrees in biochemistry, physics, computer science, and medicine. In his minimal spare time, Michael likes to surf big waves in Indonesia and Mexico, and he also helped build a WHO-sanctioned basic care clinic in the Fijian town of Nabila.
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