Jay West, PhD
CEO / Co-Founder / Scientific Advisory Board / Board of Directors
Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has created numerous commercial products and led the development of commercial operations as a company founder.
Jay co-founded Arcxis Biotechnologies in 2005 which was eventually sold in 2010. As the Sr. Director of R&D, he led the group who developed transformative innovations at Fluidigm, including C1, and Polaris systems, enabling a variety of novel single cell and genomic base workflows. He has an extensive publication record which includes, Nature Biotechnology, Cell, Nature Neuroscience and Science.
Jay has a BS from UMass Amherst, a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from UC Davis, and performed post-doctoral studies at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories.