Alex-Dickinson

Alexander G. Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is the executive chairman of ChromaCode, a private clinical diagnostics company. He has been a member of the Company’s board since August 2017. Previously Dr. Dickinson was the Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Illumina, Inc. where his responsibilities included working with national governments and large institutions to develop precision medicine programs for healthcare systems. Earlier he led the team that built Illumina’s cloud-based sequencing informatics platform, BaseSpace, now one of the world’s largest genomic databases. Dr. Dickinson joined Illumina in 2010 when the company acquired Helixis, a molecular diagnostics company that he led as CEO after co-founding with Caltech Professor Axel Scherer and Nobel Laureate David Baltimore. Dr. Dickinson was previously the founder and CEO of Luxtera, a leading provider of interconnect products for cloud computing. He began his career as a researcher at AT&T Bell Labs and has been awarded over 40 patents covering a range of inventions including the camera and fingerprint CMOS chip technologies widely used in today’s smartphones. Dr. Dickinson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.