We are computer scientists, software engineers and medical experts developing specialized software to solve today’s challenges and discover tomorrow's opportunities in clinical genetics.
Born out of the world of academia and scientific research, Gene42 is tightly linked with the leading scientific investigators and institutions in our field. Our work is molded by the continuous feedback of expert physicians, genetic counselors, and other medical professionals.
Orion strives to empower patients, doctors, and researchers through new tools and technologies. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in algorithms for genome analysis and #raredisease patient matchmaking. At various times, he led the technical developments of: PhenomeCentral, the Matchmaker Exchange, PatientKind, and RareConnect. He loves data, design, and gardening.
Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz received his PhD in cancer genetics and molecular pathology from the University of Toronto. He is experienced in medical research having worked closely with oncologists, pathologists and other specialists on various projects including using next generation sequencing technologies to improve therapies for high-risk childhood cancer, development and validation of clinical genetic tests, and translational research on paediatric stroke, vasculitis and brain tumours. Based on his translational research on brainstem gliomas, published in various high impact journals such as Nature Genetics, including the discovery of novel mutations in human cancers and development of clinical correlates, a new World Health Organization classification was implemented for paediatric gliomas. Dr. Buczkowicz is passionate about improving healthcare experience for both the patient and doctor and believes smart and efficient software will revolutionize the way medicine is practiced.
Daniel is a computer engineer who is passionate about the vision of personalized medicine. At Gene42, he plays a lead role in software development and implementation as well as in business/strategy development. He is excited about the capacity for modern computing and 'big data' to revolutionize our understanding of life and human health. Before joining Gene42, he worked at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, developing web applications used by scientists to advance bioinformatics research. He has previously been a member on software teams at Amazon and IBM. Daniel holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Teyden has a background in bioinformatics and received her BSc from the University of Waterloo. She has a thirst for working with real world problems, building and leveraging software applications to improve healthcare and medical infrastructures. Teyden previously did research with the Centre for Research and Education on Aging at UC Berkeley joint with the University of Waterloo where she explored Natural Language Processing techniques for biochemical knowledge discovery. Teyden is excited about the transformation towards personalized medicine and is passionate about modern applications in computing to improve genomic knowledge and diagnostic processes. In her own time, she enjoys traveling/backpacking and learning about different cultures, exploring mountain ranges (and hiking them), and the backcountry.
Sebastian is passionate about working on projects that have a positive impact on people's lives. He was previously at Environment Canada where he worked on the backend system for processing weather data from all over Canada. He also loves automation and strives to reduce any repetitive and frustrating tasks that could help his teammates. He has a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. In his personal life he is passionate about astronomy, books, digital art and motorcycles.
Colin is an executive sales professional who specializes in health and medicine. He has a passion for creating social media content that fuels people advancing healthcare. Prior to joining Gene42, Colin worked at companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Agilent Technologies, Deb Canada and mAiRiner Inc. He is excited about growing the use of precision medicine software and the impact it will have on rare disease treatments. He has a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Guelph and holds a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.