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July 18, 2017

Amgen Innovator Series – Whole Biome: A Microbiome Company

Colleen Cutcliffe, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder, Whole Biome

Whole Biome has developed a discovery platform which obtains high resolution microbial and microbiome data, and utilizes data analytics and machine learning to identify key relevant factors. This talk will highlight the fundamentals of the microbiome space and Whole Biome’s unique path and products.

About Colleen Cutcliffe
Colleen Cutcliffe is the CEO and Co-Founder of Whole Biome Inc. Colleen has over 15 years of experience managing teams in biotech, pharma and academia. Before starting Whole Biome, Colleen served as the Senior Manager of Biology at Pacific Biosciences, which is where she met her two co-founders. Prior to that, Colleen was a Scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Colleen completed her postdoctoral research at Northwestern’s Children’s Memorial Hospital, received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University and received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Wellesley College. Colleen currently resides in Menlo Park, California with her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 birds and 2 hamsters…all contributing to a diverse micro biome!

1:00 – 3:30 PM: Amgen Office Hours

Janis Naeve, PhD
Managing Director, Amgen Ventures

To apply for Office Hours, please contact Linda Eng.

About Janis Naeve
Janis Naeve PhD joined Amgen in 2005 and is the Managing Director of Amgen Ventures, guiding the fund’s investment in biotechnology companies focused on discovering and developing human therapeutics. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Naeve was director of Corporate Development at X-Ceptor Therapeutics, acquired by Exelixis. Prior to this, she served as director of Business Development at Aurora Biosciences, leading transactions for the ion channel technology business unit and managing collaborations with Pfizer, Merck, Lilly and Bristol Myers-Squibb. Dr. Naeve holds a Ph.D. in Pathology from University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology.

Upcoming Event

  • San Carlos Open House

    Come to meet MBC BioLabs residents, tour our new space in San Carlos, and hear about our exciting plans for the future. There will be posters from our companies, a live band, and an opportunity to chat with our partners and staff. RSVP In just 4 years, we have helped 116 entrepreneurial teams create fast, focused and frugal biotech companies that have gone on to raise $2.4 billion and counting. With this new facility, we can empower more entrepreneurs with the space and resources they need to tackle world changing science. Come join us in celebrating our newest MBC Biolabs campus and welcome our residents and partners!


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